AZEDNEWS — What we’re following: Vouchers don’t cover specialized school costs and AZ needs to nearly double education funding

| November 29, 2017

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

The parents of a teenage boy who attends a private school for students with autism say U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wrongly portrayed them as a school choice success story. The parents told Chalkbeat that the amount most voucher programs offer – around $5,000 – wouldn’t work for many families who have children with disabilities, because tuition at a specialized private school like the one their son attends can run up to $70,000 a year and parents lose their right to challenge the services private schools are willing to provide for their student.

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