School Voucher Programs Leave Parents in the Dark on Disability Rights, Feds Say

Source: Arianna Prothero, Education Week, December 1, 2017

States are not doing enough to inform parents about the special education rights they give up when they enroll their children in private schools with publicly funded vouchers. That’s according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office that also urges Congress to compel states to tell parents about the tradeoffs they are making when they opt to participate in a private school choice program. … More than half of the state private school choice programs, which include tuition vouchers and education savings accounts, are specifically targeted to students with disabilities. …

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