ERIC Number: ED171029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Special Education for the Children of Our Cities - Philadelphia.
Rafferty, Bernard F.
There are a number of ramifications of Public Law 94-142 (Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and state legislation for the education of handicapped children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Classes for the learning disabled were formed for the first time at the secondary level. Many private schools were forced to close because public schools were now providing classes meeting the needs of the handicapped students. Teacher transfer in compliance with teacher desegragation guidelines have caused problems as has the question of teachers receiving payment for attendance at individualized instructional plan meetings held outside the regular working day. Lay-offs in the school system caused a work-to-rule action which forced an issue of who was responsible for certain functions in the care of the handicapped. Transportation has been inadequate since the public school system took responsibility for the busing of its handicapped population. Funding these mandates has fallen far behind and a number of lawsuits are pending. (PHR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session TH-5)