The Venn Diagrams : Similarities And Differences Essay

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The Venn diagram describes the similarities and differences of two important laws that influenced special education. Before 1975, school system was not required to have any sort of standard curriculum (Osborne & Russo, 2014). The laws in education are used to protect the rights of students, they are the Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (EHA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004. The diagram is separated into three sections, the two sections are the acts showing the differences and one section that shown how similar the acts are to one another.
Schools must follow certain rules to protect the rights of students with disabilities. The Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 realized that there was a group of children that were not being serviced properly, if at all. If states and districts followed the rules they would receive government funds, this is necessary to provide services for handicapped students. This was the first time that Congress was involved to dictate the rules that states had to follow about educating students with a disability. The schools must provide the same education to handicapped students as they would to any other student. EHA was established to benefit school aged students that have a disability that are 5 years old. It also set up procedural safeguards to protect parents. Parents now have an avenue to voice any issues concerning their handicapped student, if the parents raise doubt about the way…

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