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Bon, Susan C.; Decker, Janet R.; Strassfeld, Natasha – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
As of 2015, 17 special education voucher programs (SVPs) existed in 13 states and proposals continue to emerge. Eligible parents utilize these vouchers to enroll their children in private schools and thereby relinquish special education services and protections provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Using a…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Vouchers, Educational Legislation, Public Schools
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Eckes, Suzanne E.; Mead, Julie; Ulm, Jessica – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
Some private, religious schools that accept vouchers have been accused of discriminating against certain populations of students through their admissions processes. Discriminating against disfavored groups (e.g., racial minorities, LGBT students, students with disabilities, religious minorities) in voucher programs raises both legal and policy…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Educational Discrimination, Private Schools, Parochial Schools
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Taylor, Shannon S. – Journal of School Choice, 2006
The study of school choice for special education students brings together several important pieces of legislation which are separately the focus of high interest. This paper reviews the features of the three major special education bills (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Acts, the Americans with…
Descriptors: School Choice, Disabilities, Court Litigation, Educational Vouchers
Debrand, Christopher C.; Salzberg, Charles L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2005
The dramatic increase in students with disabilities enrolling at institutions of higher education in recent years (9% of incoming freshmen) has created a need to see that college and university faculty are provided with the knowledge required to enable the success of these students and to comply with federal statutes, such as ADA and Sections 504…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, Federal Legislation
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City. – 2002
This document presents the Utah State Department of Education's guidelines to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The guidelines specifically address Subparts D and E of the regulations for Section 504, which deal with education. An introduction offers examples of discriminatory acts by school…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Definitions