The Supreme Court Case Of The Brown V Board Of Education

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Throughout history, people with disabilities have been victims of discrimination and other injustices. There are numerous laws and acts that have been passed in an attempt to prevent the continuation of discrimination and unequal rights. As time progressed, the laws became more progressive, and have expanded to include more groups of people. A majority of the laws that have been enacted have been built upon foundations that were previously set by preceding laws. The first monumental court case that laid the foundation for future cases concerning special education is the infamous Brown v Board of Education. Brown v Board of Education is a broad term used to reference five separate court cases that were heard by the Supreme Court. While each of the cases had slight differences, all of the cases are centered around whether it was constitutional for state’s to segregate public schools. Thurgood Marshall, an attorney who presided over the case, argues that separate schools for black and white children were “inherently unequal” which violates the …show more content…
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act reversed the common practice of removing children with disabilities from their homes, and placing them into facilities. This became known as the “deinstitutionalization” movement and gained a lot of support from educators as the detrimental affects of isolating children with disabilities became more known. After the passing of this law almost all institutions were closed, and construction of new facilities was brought to a halt. Furthermore, the law guaranteed the right for children with disabilities to attend a public school in their community and protected them from discrimination. It also allocated federal funding for special education as well as construction to ensure that school’s were accessible for children with

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