Wisconsin bill would create special-needs scholarships

Legislators in Wisconsin are considering a bill that would create a statewide Special Needs Scholarship Program, providing taxpayer-funded subsidies worth up to $13,000 per pupil for students with disabilities to transfer to public, charter or private schools. Supporters say the program will provide more choices for the families of students with special needs. Critics, including some disability advocates, say the program would divert public-school funding to private schools that are not subject to the same disability laws.

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