ERIC Number: EJ886599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Special Needs Vouchers Aid Children and Promote Excellence: A Response to "Beyond 'Cain V. Horne'"
Journal of School Choice, v4 n2 p242-247 2010
This reply addresses concerns raised by Dr. Harmon in "Beyond 'Cain v. Horne.'" In response to the issues she raises, I explain that the appropriate constitutional inquiry is not whether there is some incidental financial benefit to private schools but whether a challenged voucher program was enacted to assist students in obtaining the best possible education or to subsidize private schools. I also argue that vouchers actually go beyond IDEA's minimal requirement to provide an "adequate" education by empowering parents to obtain the best education available for their child. Moreover, voucher programs for children with disabilities result in increased parental satisfaction and a higher likelihood that students with special needs receive the services the school promised to provide.
Descriptors: Private Schools, Disabilities, Educational Vouchers, Educational Quality, Access to Education, Empowerment, Parents, Parent Attitudes, Special Needs Students, Court Litigation, Federal Legislation, Educational Finance, Parent Rights, Student Placement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act