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Special Education in the U.S.

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Shari Tatman-Scholte

on 10 July 2014

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Transcript of Special Education in the U.S.

The History of Special Education in the U.S.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 becomes the first major federal effort to provide educational equality for all students. ESEA leads to the creation of the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped, which will later be renamed the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
1971 -
Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children (PARC) v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
decision establishes equal rights for students with disabilities.

1972 -
Mills v. Board of Education
decision prohibits school districts from turning away students with special needs because of budget constraints.

1974 - The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows parents access to all personally identifiable information collected by a school district regarding their child.

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