Disabled Education: A Critical Analysis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

30 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2011

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Ruth Colker

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Date Written: December 19, 2011

Abstract

This manuscript is the first chapter of a forthcoming book to be published by New York University Press entitled Disabled Education: A Critical Analysis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The book argues that Professor Lloyd Dunn was correct to predict in 1974 that the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (now called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) would do more harm than good for many of the low-income children it was committed to serve better. The book uses the tools of legislative history, story telling and empirical investigation of hearing officer decisions to tell this compelling story.

Keywords: disability, race, class, equality, special education

JEL Classification: K3

Suggested Citation

Colker, Ruth, Disabled Education: A Critical Analysis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (December 19, 2011). Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 163, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1974478 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1974478

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