Parents of children with special needs differ on school choices

03/6/2012 | Education Week

School-voucher programs for students with disabilities are drawing a mixed reaction from parents of children with special needs, some of whom choose to take advantage of such programs, while others feel they are unneeded and are opting out. The parents of one Arizona student with autism prefer the instructional model offered at a private school, which they can now afford because of the state's new voucher program. Meanwhile, the mother of an Ohio student with a disability says her son is thriving in public school. "It really depends on the best thing for your child," Cheryl Bowshier said.

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