New Mission

New Mission

My idea is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues. I’d like to see different successful schools, wherever they may be, up close. I’d like to sit down with directors and administrators. I’d like to speak with government officials who keep a pulse on the education affairs of their communities. I want to learn more about education around the globe through speaking with locals, seeing the schools, and shaking hands with the people responsible for implementing the systems. If you know of any outstanding (public or private) special needs schools in other parts of the world, I’d love to hear about them. If you know any education experts from around the world, I’d love to be introduced to them. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas. Read more about my mission.

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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.