Oklahoma’s Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Act gives parents a choice in determining the best environment of their child. The program gives parents of special needs children the option to apply for scholarships to private schools. State Rep. Jason Nelson authored the law in 2010 with state Sen. Patrick Anderson. It was named after former Gov. Brad Henry’s infant daughter, who died of a rare neuromuscular disease.
Educational choice is at the root of the Henry Scholarship reform. Says a mother in one of the YouTube features, “This bill is only helping kids. It’s not hurting anybody.”