Legal Rights: The Overrepresentation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Special Education

Welner, Kevin
July 2006
Teaching Exceptional Children;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p60
Academic Journal
The article reports on laws that directly or indirectly concern exceptional children and people with disabilities in the U.S. These are laws that protect individuals with disabilities, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disability Act. Laws that protect individuals from racial and language discrimination, include Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Equal Educational Opportunities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Act.


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