This assignment fulfills Module Objective 3 debating impact upon public policy and Course Outcome 2 analyzing the impact of public policy on children with exceptionalities.
Respond to the following discussion question for this module.
Several states have begun programs that issue school choice vouchers to families with children with special needs. These states believe that privatizing the education of children with exceptionalities makes sense fiscally. Allowing these families to receive vouchers to go to a private school eases the public schools financial responsibility, and in turn allows the school system to funnel those budgetary items earmarked for special services into other areas. Also, removing the students with special needs could impact achievement scores. Should children with exceptionalities be forced to go to private school? Is it beneficial for the student, private school, or the public school system? What about the parents of the students in the private school? Should they have a say in this matter?