Oklahoma became the fifth state in the nation to offer a special needs scholarship program today.
Democrat Gov. Brad Henry signed the “Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Act into law today. The scholarship program is named after the governor’s infant daughter who died of Werdnig-Hoffman Disease.
Coming in the midst of the Race to the Top fiasco, passage of this bill indicates that school choice continues to attract the support of taxpayers and policymakers who believe these special children can overcome their disabilities and participate in the American dream.
Check out our new Special Needs portal on the Bluegrass Institute’s wiki here. This page also contains information to help parents of special needs children navigate the system and help fight for their children’s future.
Let the developments in Oklahoma be a loud clear message for Kentucky’s teachers unions and their political pals in Frankfort who have dug in against educational liberty for parents: It’s not a question of if we will have school choice. It’s only a matter of when.