Vouchers Trojan Horse
You could almost see this trojan horse rolling up the plank.
Some Indiana Republican legislators recently announced that they were going to seek legislation allowing a vouchers program for parents of children with autism.
They forgot one little teensy-weensy thing...maybe parents of children with autism aren't interested.
The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today ran an editorial indicating that the Autism Society was not aware of the proposal and furthermore, may not be interested.
“There’s a concern that they are putting forth this bill without having consulted anyone in the autism community,” said Susan Pieples, president of the Autism Society of Indiana. “We want to make sure we’re not being used as a pawn for school choice.”She said House leaders showed “little integrity” in proposing the voucher plan without first consulting those most affected.
“We don’t want to see money taken away from those programs,” she said. “The general education system has to be shored up first. It is really a travesty that we can find money to fund a new (Colts) stadium, but we’re so underfunded when it comes
Not all Republicans were behind this trojan horse of course, but enough were that they felt comfortable to run the idea out in public.