Special interests vs. special needs: parental rights on the ropes

Apr 17, 2016 by

Over the past two decades, I have heard educators say that one of the biggest challenges in K-12 is that parents are not engaged in their child’s education.

This month, Gov. Terry McAuliffe had an opportunity to sign an innovative education reform bill (HB389) that would have incentivized parents to be directly involved in their child’s educational success.

Commonly referred to as “Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts”(PCESA), this bill would have allowed a parent to remove their special needs child from public school and receive approximately one-third of the state’s per-pupil spending to educate that child outside of the public school, using any currently acceptable method allowed under current state law.

Source: Special interests vs. special needs: parental rights on the ropes – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Guest-columnists

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