Justices Face ‘Blizzard of Words’ in Special Education Case - News Summed Up

Justices Face ‘Blizzard of Words’ in Special Education Case


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


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