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ERIC Number: EJ1113046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
Special Education Voucher Programs, Reflective Judgment, and Future Legislative Recommendations
Bon, Susan C.; Decker, Janet R.; Strassfeld, Natasha
Peabody Journal of Education, v91 n4 p503-521 2016
As of 2015, 17 special education voucher programs (SVPs) existed in 13 states and proposals continue to emerge. Eligible parents utilize these vouchers to enroll their children in private schools and thereby relinquish special education services and protections provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Using a reflective judgment lens, this article presents a balanced review of the competing perspectives that shape the debates over SVPs. In addition, this article recommends how future SVP legislation could better serve the needs of students with disabilities, their families, and both public and private schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Indiana; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma; Tennessee; Utah; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
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