ERIC Number: ED170844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Public Law 94-142 and Its Implications for Nonhandicapped Students.
McCarthy, Martha M.
This paper discusses Public Law 94-142, which guarantees a free and appropriate public education for all handicapped children, and its implications for nonhandicapped students. The controversial provisions of the statute and reactions they have generated in the field are discussed in detail. Finally, the paper explores some potential implications of the statute for nonhandicapped children as well as for public education in general. It concludes that the statute holds great potential for educational reform at all levels. However, it cautions educators to assess the impact of the law on the total public school program and to reevaluate current directions before courts and legislatures make greater demands on schools, dissipating energies and funds, with all children emerging the losers. (Author/LD)
Not available separately; See EA 011 580
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Note: Chapter 10 of "Contemporary Legal Issues in Education" (EA 011 580); For related documents, see EA 011 580-581 and EA 011 583-598 ; Paper presented at the 1978 Annual Convention of the National Organization on Legal Problems of Education