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Due Process [microform] : A Right for Some but Not for All / William W. Zimmerman
Bib ID 5401338
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Zimmerman, William W
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1981 
16 p. 
Summary

The author points out that although parents have the right to due process as mandated by P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), the schools have the advantage over parents in terms of time, money, resources, and determination. Findings from a national survey of due process hearings included that hearings are requested for three basic reasons (appropriate program, appropriate placement, and appropriate evaluation); that there are 970 certified hearing officers with a range of 141 in South Carolina to 0 in Nevada; and that the appeals of decisions and noncompliance rate is only 13% of all decisions rendered. Among conclusions were that the expected numbers of due process hearings has failed to materialize; those requesting hearings are among the upper and middle class or have attained assistance from the State Developmental Disability Advocacy Agency; and minorities, the poor, and poor minorities are continuing to receive a second rate educational program, if any. It is proposed that professional organizations assume an activist child advocate position. (SB)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Black Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session T-32).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Child Advocacy.  |  Civil Liberties.  |  Court Litigation.  |  Disabilities.  |  Due Process.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Hearings.  |  Legal Problems.  |  Minority Groups.  |  Parent School Relationship.  |  Socioeconomic Influences.
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Information Analyses.  |  Reports, Research.
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