The Autism Society and general public have been forced to adjust their “policies”. The Autism Society has joined forces with other chapters against the hazards of voucher schools. At least our reps have back-pedaled and won’t be converting poor performing schools to charter. There are ample studies that show no better education in charter schools, but yet public schools are burdened with smaller budgets because of how they are funded; the insult is the different standards of education comparing charter with public schools. Why do charter schools have different accountability standards? Ask your rep to explain, and don’t let up. HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE TO YOU! Especially if you have children in school.
This has been a busy month, as you can see! I’m continuing to monitor when ABLE accounts will be available, and will chronicle how it works out for me right here. Here is my previous post. OOPS! I don’t have a previous post, so I need to play catch-up. Google Search Results – Progress on ABLE accounts. Autism Speaks – 10 things to know about ABLE accounts. Read more about the legislation here.