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Associated Press: What Led to the Supreme Court’s Student Disabilities Ruling?

March 23, 2017

The Associated Press reached out to Children’s Law Center’s Judith Sandalow to learn more about why the Supreme Court’s ruling on students with disabilities is critical for our most vulnerable children. The story was picked up by several news agencies including The New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and ABC News. 

Rights groups hailed the decision as a victory for roughly 6.4 million students with disabilities across the country. Judith Sandalow, executive director of Children’s Law Center, an advocacy group, said the difference between expecting minimal progress from students versus holding them to high standards could mean a life of suspensions and dropping out of school or thriving academically and going to college. “So many kids can learn if only we can address their disabilities,” Sandalow said. “And we are depriving so many children with disabilities of an education that will allow them to be full participants in our country, in our communities.”

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