Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Possible Voucher Issues

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Congress is considering reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act (IDEA) program (the main federal program providing special
education and related services to children with disabilities). Among the options
being discussed is increasing parental choice under IDEA. This report provides
background on current federal choice programs and on the Florida McKay
Scholarship program, which provides scholarships for children with disabilities
enrolled in the state’s public schools to attend other public schools or to attend
participating private schools. The report concludes with a discussion of possible
issues that a federal special education voucher program might raise.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 3, 2002
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Apling, Richard N.

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Jones, Nancy L.

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Smole, David P

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 3, 2002
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United States
Description:

Congress is considering reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act (IDEA) program (the main federal program providing special
education and related services to children with disabilities). Among the options
being discussed is increasing parental choice under IDEA. This report provides
background on current federal choice programs and on the Florida McKay
Scholarship program, which provides scholarships for children with disabilities
enrolled in the state’s public schools to attend other public schools or to attend
participating private schools. The report concludes with a discussion of possible
issues that a federal special education voucher program might raise.

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12 Pages.

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