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ERIC Number: ED530070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
Special Education and the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. SCDP Milwaukee Evaluation Report #35
Wolf, Patrick J.; Witte, John F.; Fleming, David J.
School Choice Demonstration Project
Special education and parental school choice are two of the most controversial issues in K-12 education in the United States. In certain places, especially Milwaukee, Wisconsin, those two sensitive education concerns intersect in ways that prompt regular interest on the part of policy makers, advocates, the media, and the public at large. In this report the authors examine evidence regarding the extent to which the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) serves students with special physical or educational needs. At issue is the difference between students being formally (and legally) identified as "in special education" and students who likely would be so identified if they were in public rather than private schools. Appended are: (1) Directions for Completing the Student Enrollment Verification Form; and (2) WKCE Test Forms Pertaining to Student Disability. (Contains 3 figures, 2 tables and 3 footnotes.)[Additional funding for this project was provided by the Robertson foundation.]
School Choice Demonstration Project. Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas, 201 Graduate Education Building, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Tel: 479-575-3172; Fax: 479-575-3196; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation; Joyce Foundation; Kern Family Foundation; Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation; Walton Family Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of Arkansas, School Choice Demonstration Project (SCDP)
Identifiers - Location: United States; Wisconsin