December 22, 2014
CARSON CITY (AP) - A Nevada senator is pushing a bill to create
voucher-style scholarships for special-needs students who want to
go to private instead of public schools.
Senator Barbara Cegavske (seh-GAV'-ski) argues that public
schools can't always do as good a job for such students as private
Her bill would let families with special-needs children choose
between going to public schools, or taking state money that would
otherwise be spent on them to private schools.
School officials and the state teachers union oppose the bill.
Craig Kadlub (KAD'-lub), a lobbyist for Clark County School
District says the district already provides some services to
privately schooled and home schooled special-needs students. Kadlub
says taxpayer money should serve the common good, and not special