ERIC Number: ED232313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Recent Decisions on Rights of the Handicapped.
Kreunen, Warren L.
This chapter traces the litigation in "Rowley," the first case concerning the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (1975) to be considered by the United States Supreme Court. The Court decided that a deaf child, Amy Rowley, was being provided with an educational opportunity that was substantially the same as her classmates'; therefore, the school district was not required to furnish an interpreter for her. That decision and several others are discussed and their influence on special education appeals forecast. It is emphasized that a handicapped child in any setting must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) calculated to allow the child to progress in education at a satisfactory rate in light of the child's handicap. The author contends there will be a shift in emphasis from substance to procedure, and that the formulation and implementation of educational policy for handicapped children is being returned from the courts to local and state education authorities. (MLF)
Descriptors: Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Courts, Federal Regulation, Individualized Education Programs, Special Education, State Courts
Not available separately; see EA 016 000.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers: Board of Education v Rowley; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Supreme Court
Note: In its: School Law Update--1982, p224-35, 1983.