Charters for Autistic Children
The panel on autism has released its report. I don’t know enough about current autism support services to say whether their recommendations about consolidation and restructuring are good, but I wholeheartedly agree with this proposal:
Amending the charter school law to allow charter schools for children with autism to be built outside of St. Louis and Kansas City.
That would be a win for everyone. The autistic children would benefit, and the usual objection to charter schools made by public school districts that they draw children and resources away from traditional public schools wouldn’t apply. Right now, many districts struggle to educate autistic children, who in some cases need a lot of individual attention from specialists.