Tell Your Lawmakers to Support Mississippi’s Children with Special Needs!
Many children with special needs across Mississippi have needs that are not being met in the public school system and too many parents can’t afford to purchase privately what the school system isn’t able to provide. According to a recent Clarion-Ledger investigation, only 23 percent of children with special needs in Mississippi ever graduate! Mississippi is failing our most vulnerable citizens and that has to change!
Mississippi House Bill 765 is currently before the legislature and would allow parents of children with special needs to use a portion of state funding that would have been spent on a child in traditional public school to design a custom-made education experience. Parents may spend the money on online classes, personal tutors, and private-school tuition, among other possible uses. These bills will provide real help to children who desperately need it.