Video: My Disabled Child Needs School Choice
Americans for Prosperity Foundation Video Features Mother of Down Syndrome Child
Austin, TX - Americans for Prosperity Foundation - Texas today released a short, one-minute video of a mom who wants school choice so that she can provide a better education for her daughter with down syndrome. There are over 430,000 special needs students in the Texas public school system. The video is the fourth in a series of powerful testimonials in support of school choice.
"Stacy Ford, like many of the parents of more than 430,000 Texas special needs students, wants to give her daughter the best education possible but is currently trapped in an inadequate public school," explained Peggy Venable, State Director of Americans for Prosperity Foundation. "School choice would make it possible for disabled children across the state to obtain the best education possible - public, private or charter - and have a brighter future. Why would anyone oppose that?"
The Texas state legislature is considering legislation, HB 1175 and SB 115, which would offer educational scholarships to special needs students.
Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFPF believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFPF educates and engages citizens to support restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFPF is more than 1.9 million activists strong, with activists in all 50 states. AFPF has 34 state chapters and affiliates. More than 90, 000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial contribution to AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.americansforprosperityfoundation.com/