Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog

June 7, 2011

Major Complaint Filed: Discrimination by Voucher Schools Against Special Education Students

Filed under: Special Education — millerlf @ 11:31 am

A complaint has been filed with the US Dept of Justice, Civil Rights Division on behalf of children with disabilities because  the voucher system has  “discriminated against students with disabilities” and “segregated those students in one portion of the publicly funded educational system.”

This Complaint is brought against the State of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (“DPI”), Messmer Catholic Preparatory School (“Messmer”), and Concordia University School (“Concordia”) by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Racial Justice Program (ACLU), the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation (ACLU-WIF), Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW), individual parents D. E. and D.J. on behalf of their children with disabilities.

Civil rights and disability rights organizations are currently investigating the lack of

services for students with disabilities in the Milwaukee Parent Choice Program (MPCP,

also known as the “Voucher” program).

We’d like to speak to parents about their experiences.

DO YOU HAVE A SCHOOL-AGED CHILD

WITH A DISABILITY?

DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS?

HAS AN MPCP (VOUCHER) SCHOOL

REJECTED YOUR CHILD’S APPLICATION?

HAS YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD BEEN TOLD NOT TO

ATTEND AN MPCP (VOUCHER) SCHOOL?

HAS YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD BEEN FORCED TO

LEAVE AN MPCP (VOUCHER) SCHOOL?

IF SO, WE’D LIKE TO SPEAK TO YOU

ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE.

PLEASE CALL

DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN

TOLL FREE AT:

1-800-928-8778

 

To see the full complaint go to:

Voucher Special Education Complaint

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