How Gov. Abbott’s voucher plan hurts disabled kids

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My experience says no, and so does research. As a mother of a 17-year-old with a disability, I have advocated for children with disabilities and their families for more than 14 years. Students with disabilities perform better academically, socially, emotionally and cognitively when educated in classrooms with their typical peers and with appropriate supports. I’ve witnessed firsthand that most students with disabilities and their parents want an education in community schools with neighborhood peers.

This is their choice, but public education is not successfully providing this option. If community public schools had the resources and training to effectively educate these children, parents would not be desperate for an alternate solution.

Lawmakers are…

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