Governor Phil Bryant signed the Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act into law yesterday. The law provides a $6,500 scholarship to some families with special needs children to be used for therapy, tutoring or private school tuition if the family wants to take the child out of a public school that they think is not serving their child. Celebrating the event was a large crowd and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, now a potential candidate for president. Governor Bush signed a similar bill into law when he was governor of Florida. Governor Bryant said the law was a labor of love for all who helped get it passed.
In this segment, we also hear from Nancy Loome of The Parents Campaign.
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