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More Opportunities for Special-Needs Students in Oklahoma
American Legislator ^ | 6-28-13 | Melissa Sullivan

Posted on 06/28/2013 12:34:14 PM PDT by ThethoughtsofGreg

Phylicia is seemingly a normal teenager at Oklahoma’s Town & Country School: she interacts with other students, participates in class, and, as her mother notes, she “wakes up wanting to go to school.” However, Phylicia has not always been this energetic about learning.

Phylicia is a teenage special-needs student with Asperger’s Syndrome. In an article written by Brandon Dutcher, vice president of policy at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), Phylicia’s mother shared that her daughter was bullied in her public school to the point where “she would literally crawl in a ball because she did not want to go to school.” Upon discovering the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program, Phylicia’s mother moved her to a school that assists students with learning disabilities and attention disorders.

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TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: education; schoolchoice; vouchers
And of course democrats are against school choice.
1 posted on 06/28/2013 12:34:14 PM PDT by ThethoughtsofGreg
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