This week, associate Kevin Golembiewski published an article in the Legal Intelligencer highlighting a recent federal-court decision ordering the U.S. Department of Education to honor Obama-era regulations that address racial disparities in special education. The decision is a major win for families. The Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates was the plaintiff in the case.
Here’s the article’s introduction:
The U.S. Department of Education did not do its homework. In 2018, it halted Obama-era regulations that address racial disparities in special education, but according to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the department did not perform the necessary analysis before doing so. That failure violated not only mom’s cardinal rule (do your homework!) but also the Administrative Procedure Act. So the court vacated the department’s decision to halt the regulations, handing a major victory to children with disabilities and their families.
You can read the full article here.