Honestly, this is a very important topic to be discussed, but why do these parents believe special needs children should go to a private school? Private schools are not supported by our tax dollars, so they are given the right to decide who can join their institutions and who can’t. People could think of it as college in that not every person who applies to a college is guaranteed to get in. All these parents are doing is retarding the work that private schools do with this argument. When a school requires acceptance to get in, instead of just basing the school on where a child lives, then they should be given the right to say yes or no to anyone. It’s not about how much money you make, it’s about how the school represents itself. These parents are attempting to change a long tradition of what schools will allow and not allow. Private schools probably don’t have special needs programs because tuition for these institutions is expensive enough as it is, without having to pay extra for the specific teachers and facilities that are needed for special needs children. Do these parents even consider the notion that maybe the next Einstein could be rejected from a private school because of his behavior? Probably not. Statistically speaking, regular tax-funded schools have higher grades and higher rates of student happiness. This is just my opinion.
If someone does not agree with my statements, then I am truly sorry.
I used to be very naive, and I believed that teachers unions would always have the best interests of the children in mind. Boy was I wrong. Teachers unions serve teachers, not children, and they will oppose anything that would allow a student to move from a public school to a private school because almost all unionized teachers teach at public schools. Captive students at public schools provide jobs for unionized teachers. If a poor student is stuck in a failing school, so be it. At least the unionized teachers will have jobs.
There's also one other issue that comes into play. Teachers unions have very liberal agendas, and they can indoctrinate students into their liberal ideology if the student is at a public school. If the student is allowed to move to a private school, they lose control of that child.