SPED 494/594 Special Education and the Legal System Universal Declaration of Human Rights - 1948
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Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom…
Federal Judge Approves Record $6.7 Million Settlement in Special Ed Case - December 2004
The Manhattan Beach Unified School District and the California Department of Education have agreed to pay more than $6.7 million to a child with a disability and his parents for their failure to appropriately educate the child for more than five years.
The ESEA Amendments of 1970 - Title VI became the Education of the Handicapped Act (EHA) - consolidate and expand programs, continue pilot programs, fund higher education, develop regional resource centers
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - first federal civil rights law to protect the rights of persons with disabilities
Mirrored other civil rights laws of 1964 (race) and 1972 (sex)
Prohibit discrimination by any agency receiving federal funds