Being a parent of a special needs kid is hard enough. Having your hopes and dreams for a school that will be a perfect fit taken away? That’s down right wrong.
I’ve been following the Voucher issues with Douglas County schools as a friend of mine is in the thick of it. She’s fighting in the trenches trying to help and protect roughly 500 kids from having their ticket to a better education taken away. Literally.
Karin Piper writes for many places, she most recently wrote about this issue on Your Hub. Below is the article…
Douglas County Schools and the Colorado Department of Education are being sued by ACLU, a group called TaxPayers for Public Education, and a handful of citizens. The plaintiffs are challenging the legality of the Dougco Scholarship program claiming school funding laws do not permit government funds to go to private schools.
The defense for Dougco schools has argued there are plenty of programs already in place where government funding is paying for private services.
This raises a few questions:
If the court scraps the Dougco scholarships, will the other programs need to go too?
Barb Likos is also a local writer and wrote about her take on her newly revamped site, Mom Off Track…
I’m mad. Hopefully, you will be mad too when you are done with this. Because it is about 500 kids getting caught in a political machine.
As a parent of special needs child myself, I’m worried. We are starting Brady’s first year of preschool now. The public schools in our area will not be a good fit for him come kindergarten and we are scrambling to find something that will. Yes, he’s only 3, but when you need and expect the best of the best for you children, you have to start as early as possible being an advocate for them.
I’ll be watching this story closely and posting here, to you all, what I find out. If you have any information regarding this story, are a family affected by this in Douglas County, or a media outlet wanting to share your thoughts, please feel free to email me at mom@ColoradoMoms.com