The case concerns an autistic boy whose parents, unhappy with his progress at his public school in Colorado, enrolled him in a private school and sought reimbursement for the tuition, currently around $70,000 a year. Under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, children with disabilities are entitled to a free public education that addresses their needs. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyThe lower courts have disagreed about what kind of programs public schools must provide. In the Colorado case, a federal appeals court ruled that a modest benefit to the boy was enough and that no tuition reimbursement was warranted. Neal K. Katyal, a lawyer for the school district, pointed out that in the first half-hour on Wednesday two lawyers proposed nine different standards.
Source: New York Times January 11, 2017 23:19 UTC