Parents of children with disabilities learn some lessons the hard way. When children leave public school with the McKay Scholarships, children lose their rights under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Parents may have from $5,000 to $23,000 in tuition vouchers, but private schools are not accountable for the money provided. In today’s New York Times, Dana Goldstein explains.
IDEA rights lost for students in private schools include: