Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceSpecial Education · 1 decade ago

Brown v. Board of Education!!!!!!!!!?

How did brown vs. board of education affect eventual laws and practice with regards to students with disabilities?

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  • Kelly
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    1 decade ago
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    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954),[1] was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court, which overturned earlier rulings going back to Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, by declaring that state laws that established separate public schools for black and white students denied black children equal educational opportunities

    Parents of students with disabilities who were either not getting any services through the schools or were being placed into institutions realized very quickly that this law could work for them as well. Their students were also not getting equal opportunities to learn.

    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 that must be available to all on equal terms.”

    -Chief Justice Earl Warren-

    The next most important event to helping children with disabilities was The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (P.L. 94-142).

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