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Exploring Private Education Choice and Special Education

• Adam Peshek

Over 6.6 million students receive special education from public schools across America. For most of these students, the public school they are assigned to works great. But what if they need another option, or more intensive services than those offered by their public school? Enter private education choice. We have just released two new videos on our Opportunity Learning Hub that explore not only why lawmakers across the country are creating these programs, but also what parents need to know to make more informed decisions about these programs for their children.

If you’re interested in learning more about these programs, check out more of our videos on the Opportunity Learning Hub, including our profiles on how parents are using these programs to educate their children in unique ways.

About the author

Adam Peshek @AdamPeshek

Adam Peshek is Managing Director of Opportunity Policy at ExcelinEd, where he provides strategic support to state leaders interested in developing, adopting, and implementing policies that increase educational options for children. He has provided expert testimony in more than a dozen state legislatures and is a frequent commentator on ESAs, school choice, and education policy across the country. He is also the is the co-editor of the first published volume on ESAs, Education Savings Accounts: The New Frontier in School Choice. Adam currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia and is a Senior Fellow with the Beacon Center of Tennessee.