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How Florida Developed Its Voucher Plan for Students with Disabilities-Diane Ravitch

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Florida's voucher program for students with disabilities is  the Official Camel's Nose Under the Tent, the entry program that in many other states is followed by vouchers for foster children, vouchers for military children, vouchers for low-income… for everyone. Nancy E. Bailey was there at the beginning and writes: 'This is about eliminating real options for students with disabilities. Starving public schools where teachers must abide by IDEA mandates, but are incapable of enforcing them due to inadequate funding, is unethical and cruelParents flee to schools with no proof of success believing such schools will provide the positive changes their child deserves and that they so desperately seek. Bear in mind that Florida is Betsy DeVos’s model state for charters of every variety, vouchers, tax credits, online schools, and every imaginable way to break down public schools.'

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