Eric Greitens on Families & Children
Let parents decide how to spend special needs funding
We need to make sure that every child in Missouri, especially those kids with special needs, get a fair shot at the American Dream. I will work with you to implement Education Savings Accounts for children with special needs. Education Savings Accounts
are simple. Kids with special needs have IEPs, individualized education plans. With education savings accounts, parents are able to use their fair share of state education money in a way that fits with what their kids need.
Arizona was the first state in the country to try these accounts, and the program has been a success. Parents are much happier with their children's educations, and children are able to get the kind of education that meets their needs.
Special needs families know their children best. And it is time we gave control back to those parents, to select the best possible education for their children.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Missouri Legislature
, Jan 17, 2017
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