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Extractions: East Valley Tribune Because this program involves "school choice," it has generated a predictable level of controversy and questions, but the most important thing to consider is how well would private schools serve the needs of parents. Fortunately, Manhattan Institute scholars Jay Greene and Greg Forster recently released the first empirical study of the program. The Manhattan scholars conducted a parental satisfaction survey of both parents who had used the program to transfer and parents who had used a McKay scholarship to transfer but had subsequently returned to a public school. Under the McKay program, parents are able to hold schools- both public and private- accountable for academic progress without having to resort to filing lawsuits. The McKay program also benefits those parents who choose not to participate simply by giving them the option to do so. While lawsuits settle many disputes between special education parents and school districts, this option only favors families with the means to hire an attorney.
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Extractions: Special Needs March 1997 The resources selected for this list contain reliable information and are available nationwide. Your local library or bookstore can help you locate these books, journals, and audiovisuals. Other items can be obtained from the source listed. The call numbers provided are for the National Agricultural Library. Lending information is provided at the end of this document. Summary: Describes some of the factors which must be considered in the early phases of planning for substitutions to the regular school meal which must be made to accommodate children with disabilities. Suggests ways in which the school food service can interact with other responsible parties in the school and the community at large to serve children with disabilities.
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Extractions: Early On Lead Poisoning Positive Behavior Support No Child Left Behind ... Detroit Parent Network Where to find help for a child in Michigan Anywhere in the U.S. , or Canada What's New? Help Text Menu ... Translate Last Updated: Article of Interest - Vouchers Voucher lets parents home-school disabled child by Lori Horvitz, August 13, 2002, Associated Press and Local Wire Desperate to teach their son to read, Bill and Helen Thompson took an extreme turn: They started their own private school and used a state-funded voucher to help cover tuition. Will Thompson, 9, was the only student of the Good Will Academy, which his parents named after him. He is completing third grade this summer. Will's mother and various public school teachers took turns teaching him at his kitchen table or living room, at the public library or next to the Harry
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Extractions: By Lewis M. Andrews (Go to Print Friendly Version) f the opponents of school choice could have their way, the national debate over the use of public money to subsidize private schooling would turn on the subject of special education. With research demonstrating the overall success of school voucher programs in Milwaukee and Cleveland, and with the constitutional issue of public funding of religiously affiliated schools headed for resolution in a seemingly God-tolerant Supreme Court, defenders of the educational status quo have been reduced to fanning fears that government support of greater parental choice would transform public schools into dumping grounds for difficult-to-educate students. Rethinking Schools naacp Seventeenth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act , over The argument that school choice must inevitably create special education ghettos would appear to have been strengthened by the recent adoption of market-based education reforms in New Zealand. In the late employees with a new Ministry of Education staffed by only people and putting each local school under the control of a community board of trustees. At the same time, the government abolished school zoning, allowing children to transfer freely between schools, even to private schools, at state expense.
Extractions: This WebMemo is an update to, and replacement of, Florida McKay Scholarship Program Provides Model for Federal Legislation. During floor consideration of H.R. 1350, the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Members now have the opportunity to consider an amendment that will permit states to establish new, innovative special education programs. Under the proposal, states could voluntarily use IDEA Part D research and innovation dollars to research and develop new education systems that provide families of disabled children with a greater range of options. Under such a system parents and students could customize an education plan that will best help the student succeed. In states that already have such a program in place, the proposal allows federal Part B funds to be used along side of their state funds to follow the child to the their selected school. The proposal would allow states that wish to participate the opportunity to design innovative programs that empower parents with greater choices in the education of their children. A state could, for example, enable students with disabilities to transfer to other public schools within (intradistrict choice) or outside (interdistrict choice) of their home districts. Another state could allow parents and students direct access to services such as speech or occupational therapy.
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Extractions: These pieces originally appeared as a weekly column entitled "Lessons" in The New York Times between 1999 and 2003. [ THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES ON JUNE 19, 2002 ] A voucher program flunks special ed By Richard Rothstein West Palm Beach, Fla. Florida has two school voucher programs. One, small but widely publicized, pays private tuition for students who abandon public schools that have low test scores. Students from 10 Florida schools, all in low-income areas, can get vouchers next year; experience suggests that few will use them. Less well known is a bigger program open to all special-education students. Any child whom a public school has identified as learning or physically disabled or otherwise in need of special help can get a voucher for private tuition. Across the nation, voucher advocates say private choices should be extended to disadvantaged children, like the poor or those with disabilities, whom public schools have failed. But critics suspect that vouchers are really intended as a step toward privatizing education for the benefit of the well-to-do. Florida's special-education program gives plenty of ammunition to those critics.
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Extractions: July 16, 2002 by Marie Gryphon and David Salisbury Marie Gryphon is a policy analyst and David Salisbury is director of the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom . They co-wrote, " Escaping IDEA: Freeing Parents, Teachers and Students Through Deregulation and Choice ," released on July 10. Last week, the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education released recommendations for the nation's troubled special education system. Proposing that states be allowed to adopt school choice programs for disabled students coupled with extensive continued regulation of both public and private schools the commission got it half right. A Cato Institute policy analysis released right after the commission's report shows that real reform requires massive regulatory relief in addition to parental choice. The Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) governs the development of educational programs for more than 5 million disabled children. Instead of empowering parents, the law creates a power struggle between parents and the education establishment. When disagreements occur, parents and school officials must sort out their differences through a complex series of dispute resolution procedures, often involving attorneys and lawsuits.
Extractions: Under the current model, public schools and families agree on a document that outlines what services schools will provide. This document, an Individual Education Plan, is essentially a contract between schools and families. If schools fail to deliver on the services promised in the IEP, families can take their schools to court and force them to comply. Though it might seem like an IEP backed up by the threat of legal action would be an excellent way to guarantee appropriate services for disabled students, in practice this formal, legalistic process is highly inefficient and often fails to protect special education students while causing excessive paperwork and legal fees for public schools.
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