TITLE

Coalition Goes To Court In Kentucky

PUB. DATE
March 1974
SOURCE
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Mar1974, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p184
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the Action Committee for Exceptional Children has filed a right-to-education lawsuit against the state of Kentucky in the eastern district of the U.S. district Court. With the filing of this suit, Kentucky joins the list of over 20 states where similar litigation has been filed. The right-to-education lawsuits, as they are known, are part of a nation-wide movement occurring in courts and legislatures to open schoolhouse doors to all handicapped children. The movement and this suit follow the legal principles established originally in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. The argument presented by the plaintiffs states in essence that free public education, where the state has undertaken to provide it, is a right that must be made available to all on equal terms. A specific issue is taken with Kentucky statutes that require local school boards to exempt from compulsory school attendance children whose physical or mental condition prevents or renders inadvisable attendance at school or application to study.
ACCESSION #
19297600

 

Related Articles

  • Judge Rules New Orleans Board Must Revote on Charters. Gewertz, Catherine // Education Week;11/2/2005, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p15 

    The article informs that the New Orleans, Louisiana, school board's decision to open its first post-Hurricane Katrina group of 13 schools as charter schools was declared void last week by a local judge, who ruled that the panel's vote violated the state's open-meetings law. On October 27, 2005,...

  • Omaha school officials have sued the Nebraska Board of Education for forcing the district to admit students under the state's choice law who could upset the system's desegregation efforts.  // Education Week;10/30/1991, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p3 

    The article reports on the lawsuit filed on the Nebraska Board of Education for forcing its state's parental-choice law by the Omaha school officials in Lancaster County District Court, in Pennsylvania.

  • Reimbursement for Private Placement Again Topic of Supreme Court Scrutiny. Robelen, Erik W. // Education Week;5/13/2009, Vol. 28 Issue 31, p19 

    The article reports that the U.S. Supreme Court will continue to discuss the circumstances under which a parent can seek reimbursement from a school district for the private education of a student with disabilities. The article cites the Forest Grove School District Supreme Court Case. The...

  • SENDIST petition.  // Speech & Language Therapy in Practice;Winter2008, p12 

    The article reports on an online petition that is urging the Prime Minister to halt government plans to change Special Education Needs Tribunal (SENDIST) in Great Britain on 2008. The appeal system is available to parents who does not agree with Local Education Authority provision for their...

  • Decisions affecting disabled children that broke the law. Mitchell, Ed // Community Care;3/25/2010, Issue 1811, p33 

    The article examines court cases involving disabled children in Great Britain. In A v N Somerset Council, a 16-year-old with Williams syndrome was refused taxi fare to attend college. The High Court quashed that refusal. In R(S)v Hampshire CC, the High Court criticized a child's mother for...

  • Twenty Years of Landmark Decisions. Garber, Lee O. // Education Digest;Feb1972, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p29 

    The article focuses on the increase in the number and importance of school cases decided by the federal courts in the U.S. Many of these school cases have given rise to landmark decisions. Not only did they set precedents, but they also raised legal questions which had seldom been considered...

  • I'll Sue You in Court …. Haner, Wendall W. // Education Digest;Jan1946, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p32 

    The article presents a reprint of the article "I'll sue you in court...," by Wendall W. Haner, which appeared in the November 1945 issue of the "Clearing House." It suggests that to sue or not to sue is no longer the question, rather for the parents, teachers, and school boards of many of the...

  • Fiscal Arrangements of Public Law 94-142. Ballard, Joseph; Zettel, Jeffrey H. // Exceptional Children;Feb1978, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p333 

    The article provides some insights into the fiscal arrangements of Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 in the United States. Public Law 94-142 stipulates the use of a payment formula based upon the escalating percentage of the national average expenditure...

  • Role of Schools For Handicapped Children at Issue. Rosenfeld, S. James // Education Week;2/8/1989, Vol. 8 Issue 20, p32 

    The article reflects on the special education case Timothy W. v. Rochester, New Hampshire, School District. The case is brought to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit after a lower court ruled that a school district need not serve a severely handicapped boy because he is incapable of...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics