Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments, Hearings Before the Select Subcommittee on Education ..., 93-1, March 9 and 21, 1973

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Page 86 - The deprivation of plaintiffs' rights "... of equal protection of the law in violation of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, in that, excluding plaintiffs from the public schools, it conditions their education to those children whose parents are poor and unable to provide for their children's education otherwise." 4. The deprivation of plaintiffs...
Page 56 - The District of Columbia shall provide to each child of school age a free and suitable publicly supported education regardless of the degree of the child's mental, physical or emotional disability or impairment.
Page 72 - In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity, where the state has undertaken to provide it, is a right which must be made available to all on equal terms. We come then to the question presented: Does segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race, even though the physical facilities and other 'tangible...
Page 48 - The mentally retarded person has a right to proper medical care and physical therapy and to such education, training, rehabilitation and guidance as will enable him to develop his ability and maximum potential.
Page 86 - The deprivation of plaintiffs' rights of "... due process of law in violation of the 14th amendment of the United States Constitution in that it...
Page 56 - If sufficient funds are not available to finance all of the services and programs that are needed and desirable in the system then the available funds must be expended equitably in such a manner that no child is entirely excluded from a publicly supported education consistent with his needs and ability to benefit therefrom. The inadequacies of the District of Columbia Public School System, -whether occasioned by insufficient funding or administrative inefficiency, certainly cannot be permitted to...
Page 95 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 are Federal laws helping toward elimination of racially segregated schools, thereby providing for better quality education.
Page 55 - The defendants are required by the Constitution of the United States, the District of Columbia Code, and their own regulations to provide a publicly-supported education for these 'exceptional' children. Their failure to fulfill this clear duty to include and retain these children in the public school system, or otherwise provide them with publicly-supported education, and their failure • to afford them due process hearing and periodical review, cannot be excused by the claim that there are insufficient...
Page 57 - The provision of systematic education programs to mentally retarded children will produce learning. 2. Education cannot be defined solely as the provision of academic experiences to children. Rather, education must be seen as a continuous process by which individuals learn to cope and function within their environment. Thus, for children to learn to clothe and feed themselves is a legitimate outcome achievable through an educational program.
Page 72 - Sec. 8. Institutions, programs and services for the care, treatment, education or rehabilitation of those inhabitants who are physically, mentally or otherwise seriously handicapped shall always be fostered and supported.

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