School-choice guide includes special needs info

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

cash 100-dollar billA school choice advocacy group that publishes an annual guidebook has added something new for 2019.

According to Tommy Schultz, communications director for the American Federation for Children, more than 73,000 students received special needs scholarships for the 2018-19 school year.

For the first time ever, he tells OneNewsNow, AFC has ranked special needs programs in the guidebook.

Nearly half of all private school choice programs exclusively serve students with special needs according to AFC and hence the guidebook serves as an important resource.

"There are 21 special needs scholarship programs across the country,” Schultz advises, “with an average scholarship amount of about $7,800.”

More than 70,000 students are benefitting from that program in 13 states.

“So for lawmakers,” he says, “this is the definitive guide on private school choice programs throughout the country."

The guidebook can be downloaded for free at federationforchildren.org.

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