New Mission

New Mission


My mission is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues.

I would like to visit and observe different types of schools that have proven records of success, wherever those schools may be. I would like to meet with school directors and administrators, government officials, leaders in the business world, and others who are responsible for implementing education systems or otherwise connected to education to learn more about how education is being addressed in their communities.

If you know of any remarkable schools in other parts of the world (especially special needs schools), please let me know about them. If you know of any education experts who are engaged in remarkable work in this field, please introduce me to them.

Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the above. Read more about my mission here.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Giving Special Education Students The Option Of Applying Per-Pupil State Aid To Another Program Of Their Choosing

Wisconsin has been in the papers a lot lately and was recently highlighted for a bill affecting special education students that has been introduced into the Wisconsin State Assembly.  This bill if enacted into law would allow special education public school students to take the per-pupil state aid that their home school districts would normally receive and apply that money to a public school in a different district or a private school of their choosing.  This would be similar to voucher programs that we have seen in other places like Washington D.C. but in Wisconsin it would be called a "scholarship" and any special education student could qualify, not just low-income families.