Andrea Weck-Robertson

Andrea’s daughter Lexie has autism and cerebral palsy and is thriving at St. Dominic Savio Academy in Tempe, Ariz.

  • September 26, 2011    |   Educational Choice

    Arizona Education Savings

    Defending Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts: Parents of Special Needs Children Must Again Defend Their Right to Choose Their Children’s Educational Options

    In 2011, teachers’ unions in Arizona filed a lawsuit seeking to block the nation’s first publicly funded education savings account program, a program that awards qualified parents of children with disabilities Empowerment Scholarships that can be used to pay for a wide variety of educational expenses, including tutoring, home school curriculum, private school tuition and…

  • March 13, 2007    |   Educational Choice

    Arizona Special Needs & Foster Care

    Arizona Foster Parents and Parents of Children with Disabilities Defend School Choice From Unprecedented Legal Attack

    A coalition of special interest groups filed its second legal challenge to Arizona’s school choice programs for special needs and foster children on February 20, 2007. The Arizona Supreme Court rejected the first challenge in January 2007, and once again, IJ intervened to defend the programs on behalf of parents. Unfortunately, on March 25, 2009,…

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