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Special-needs ESAs proposed

Mar 3, 2017 - The Dallas Morning News

As Texas' special-education system remains under federal investigation, a Dallas-area lawmaker has filed a voucher-like bill that would give children with special needs access to money to pay for private-school tuition or other costs.

State Rep. Ron Simmons, R-Carrollton, discussed his proposal surrounded by other House members during a news conference in Austin on Thursday. The bill would create education savings accounts (ESA) for students with special needs or those deemed at risk of dr

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