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Supreme Court to tackle a divisive issue: public schools’ responsibility to children with disabilities

January 11, 2017
David G. Savage
Los Angeles Times

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up a potentially momentous education case on Wednesday and try to clarify the rights of the nation’s 6.7 million schoolchildren with disabilities.

Long-standing federal law says these children have a right to a “free appropriate public education,” but schools, courts and parents have been divided over what this means in practice.