Parents of children with disabilities hold a listening session on why special needs vouchers are wrong for all students, wrong for taxpayers and wrong for Wisconsin.
Thursday, April 11th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
540 S. 1st St., Milwaukee, WI 53204
Families, community members, educators, professionals and advocates of quality educations will gather from around southeastern Wisconsin to discuss why special needs vouchers for students with disabilities need to be taken out of the budget.
The Governor’s budget includes a provision for special needs scholarships.
Families are concerned that voucher funding mechanisms would harm their children with disabilities who attend public school by draining monies from their local districts.
Parents who use the vouchers would lose essential rights in private schools, where basic safety protections are not in place and quality of education is not guaranteed.
At the family-organized April 11 listening session event, parents form Southeastern Wisconsin will share their stories, introduce their children withdisabilities and discuss their concerns about placing a special needs voucher proposal in the budget.
Representatives from the Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services will also provide information on the impacts of special needs vouchers.
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