SPECTRUM NEWS: Advocates Pushing for Saving Accounts for Special Needs Students

Advocates Pushing for Saving Accounts for Special Needs Students
By Victor Diaz
Spectrum News Austin

Inside the state capitol, politicians debate the dollars and sense that would make Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) a reality. Advocates want those accounts for students with special needs. An ESA would give those parents access to 90 percent of what the state spends each year per student.

It’s a possibility that hits home for San Antonio’s Ezzard Castillo, who adopted an autistic daughter with a mood disorder.

“No system, no government, nobody knows better than the parent so that’s why I’m a big advocate for school choice,” said Castillo.

He thinks more parents need choices, which he thinks could be within reach with a Special Needs Education Savings Account.

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