May 18, 2007
Atlanta - Parents of students with disabilities will now be able to use state tax money to send their children to private school.
The Governor has signed legislation that will give the parents of about 186,000 Georgia public school students in special education the chance to apply for money for private school tuition.
The plan's supporters say it will allow parents of disabled children more educational opportunities and put the choice in the hands of parents -- not the government.
Critics worry the new law could be the first step in Georgia toward allowing parents of all students to use state money to pay for private school tuition.