Senator Johnson’s Bill

It is moving forward. It made it out of committee.

The committee heard pleas on both sides of the issue, with some wanting parents to have more choice when it comes to special education. Others are concerned the program would leave students in the lurch at private schools without state and federal oversight.

There are also wider concerns that the bill is a first push toward a broader voucher program for all students, which critics fear would sap money from public schools.

The measure, Senate Bill 10, passed the Senate Education and Youth Committee 5-4.

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