(The Progressive) -- Starting in the 2016-17 school year, in Wisconsin, parents of children with special needs are will be able to use taxpayer money to send their child to a private school—despite the fact that every established disability advocacy organization opposes the idea.
Taxpayer dollars can now be sent to uncertified private schools that claim they can serve some (but not all) children with disabilities, while stripping parents and their children who take these vouchers of all their legal rights.
On June 28th, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction revealed the list of 28 private schools that have agreed to take special needs vouchers in the 2016-17 school year.
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A thorough review of the descriptions of these schools reveals that this program is a genuine scam siphoning taxpayer dollars while promising little to children with disabilities.