Twenty-eight private schools in Wisconsin have registered to
offer vouchers for students with special needs in the first
year of the program.
Department of Public Instruction released the list of
schools on Monday. Most are in the Milwaukee area, with 15
in the city.
is open to special-needs students whose applications to open
enroll in another public school are denied and who have
individualized education plans in place.
vouchers are worth $12,000 per student. Parents may begin
applying for them on Friday.
say the vouchers will help provide more options for disabled
students and their families. But opponents say the program
diverts money to private voucher schools and students there
won't receive the same legal protections they are guaranteed
in public schools.