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Supreme Court FAPE ruling may be a watershed moment

from Disability Scoop

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision affirming a high standard for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act mandate that children with disabilities be provided a free appropriate public education is likely to have significant implications for years to come. In a ruling last month, the high court found that public schools must provide students with disabilities more than a minimal benefit. "When all is said and done, a student offered an educational program providing ‘merely more than de minimis' progress from year to year can hardly be said to have been offered an education at all," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the ruling. "The IDEA demands more." more


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