Special education and parental school choice are two of the most controversial issues in K-12 education in the United States. Those policies converge on an important question in an evaluation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, what proportion of students have education-related disabilities? This debate, in Wisconsin, has provoked a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI), which implements the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). MPCP is the oldest and largest urban private school voucher program in the United States.
Wolf, Patrick J.; Witte, John F.; and Fleming, David J., "Special Education and the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program" (2012). School Choice Demonstration Project. 71.