PARENTS LIKE YOU NEED ANOTHER OPTION
School choice is not about public versus private; it's about choice. It's about knowing what works well for your special needs child and being able to make that choice for them.
Programs like the Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship barely serve 1,000 students a year, though upwards of 75,000 public education students are classified as special needs. To add insult to injury, the Carson Smith Scholarship relies on limited line item appropriations and is funded using a dead end revenue source, the general fund.
Utah needs to consider more of these kinds of programs that allow parents to choose the best educational setting for their child now, rather than waiting for struggling schools to improve.
This can be done with a new program that provides parents greater flexibility for their child's unique learning needs while not having a negative impact on public schools.