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Wis. Bill Offers School Choice For Children With Autism

January 03, 2006 1 min read

The Wisconsin House of Representatives has passed a school choice measure for about 200 students with autism.


Proponents of school choice called the 62-33 vote in the Republican-controlled House a major victory for students with disabilities. “This action is a positive step for expanding school choice for children in Wisconsin who need it the most,” said Clint Bolick, the president and general counsel of the Alliance for School Choice, a Phoenix-based advocacy group that is backing the Wisconsin legislation.

The bill would provide vouchers worth up to $15,000 a year for private schooling or treatment.

It’s not certain whether Gov. James E. Doyle, a Democrat, would stand in the bill’s way. He has opposed raising the cap on Milwaukee’s school voucher program.

The Republican-controlled Senate could take up the bill the middle of this month.


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