Indiana expands school choice to special needs students

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Indiana families with special needs children will have more choices for education after legislators voted to expand the state's school choice opportunities - already one of the nation's largest.

Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill this month.

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Robert Enlow, president of the Friedman Foundation for School Choice, says the bill stipulates that special needs children are given the same amount of funding the public school would spend in the classroom.

Enlow, the father of a special needs child, says the new law is a "tremendous boost in the number of options" for special needs children and their parents.

Voucher opponents argue the program draws funds from public schools, but the Indiana Supreme Court voted unanimously March 27 to uphold the state's voucher program.

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