« Candidates Reaffirm Commitment to Special Education Funding | Main | Federal Leadership Conference Provides a Little Song-and-Dance »

If at First You Don't Succeed With a Voucher...

Gov. Ted Strickland, the Democratic governor of Ohio, vetoed a bill last year that would have authorized a special education voucher program similar to one already in the state for students with autism.

But a new bill that mirrors the vetoed legislation is back and making its way through the Ohio legislature.

Instead of being open just to students with autism, it would be available to all special education students. Strickland has promised to veto the bill again if it comes back to his desk. The bill is scheduled to be up for a full vote sometime this fall. In the meantime, you can check out an article I wrote earlier this year about a public-policy group's critical analysis of the Ohio autism voucher program.

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Follow This Blog


Most Viewed on Education Week



Recent Comments