ERIC Number: ED265723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Supreme Court on Special Education: An Update.
Legal Memorandum, Nov 1985
The memorandum discusses three Supreme Court decisions on special education as well as related cases decided by the U.S. Courts of Appeal. Irving Independent School District v. Tatro is the first case addressed and the implications for provision of related services under P.L. 94-142, the Education For All Handicapped Children Act, are analyzed. Specifically, the question of whether clean intermittent catheterization for a child with spina bifida constitutes a related service is examined. The second case, Burlington School Committee v. Department of Education of Massachusetts, is explored in terms of the court's ruling on reimbursements for private school placements. The final case, Smith v. Robinson, touched off a move in Congress to overturn the Court's decision limiting the ability of parents to recover attorney's fees in cases asserting the educational rights of a handicapped child. (CL)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Costs, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Lawyers, Private School Aid, Related Services (Special Education), Special Education
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($1.00, quantity discount available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.