Colker on the IDEA
Ruth Colker has uploaded to SSRN a copy of the first chapter of her forthcoming book, Disabled Education: A Critical Analysis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The 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.