(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
My colleague Adam Peshek has a post up about the progress of ESA legislation around the country, including the above map. I would like to again thank my friends in the Arizona school district industrial lobbying complex. Without their having made the grave mistake of filing suit against two tiny voucher programs for children with special needs and foster care students, we would not be having this conversation today!
Most of the bills are in fact conversation starters, but one of those (in Virginia) passed one house and failed on a tie vote in the other.
Which state will be the next to turn red on Adam’s map? As an old football coach once told me “it depends on who is the bestus and wants it the mostus.”
Stay tuned to this channel…
UPDATE : The Mississippi House passed a special needs pilot program today 65-51, now heads to the Senate to be reconciled. Oklahoma effort pushed to next year’s session.
UPDATE Part Deux: Rhode Island has an ESA effort underway.