If the child was educable but retarded the public would pay for as much schooling and special needs as that child required. Public schooling would also be equipped to handle blind and hearing impaired children which are additional costs. Why not a highly intelligent child in need of higher education ?
Because a child has a high IQ does not indicate the parents are wealthy enough to pay for college. Are Canadian gifted children schooled for free when they enter a college earlier than the usual twelve years of public schooling?
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School Voucher Case Being Argued for Child Prodigy Before California Court of Appeal Today
Contact: Richard D. Ackerman, President, The Pro-Family Law Center, 951-308-6454, firstname.lastname@example.org
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 24 -- In a case being argued today before California's First District Court of Appeal in Sacramento, the Court could rule that school vouchers can be mandated for highly gifted children whose needs cannot be served by the standard K-12 sytem. Any decision would be governing throughout the State of California and could resonate throughout the nation. The California Department of Education is opposing a 14-year-old prodigy's bid to receive government funds so he can continue his schooling at a state university -- the only suitable education for the student's highly specialized needs, his mother argues.
The education department confirms that the lawsuit, brought by the mother of University of California at Los Angeles student Levi Clancy, hinges on the constitutionality of vouchers, making it the first case of its kind in the nation, says Clancy's attorney Richard Ackerman of the Pro-Family Law Center which is arguing the pro bono case for the family today.