U.s. Department Of Education Essay

933 Words Mar 25th, 2016 4 Pages
U.S. Department of education–Promoting educational excellence for all Americans defines the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

IDEA is composed of four parts, the main two being part A and part B. Part A covers the general provisions of the law, Part B covers assistance for education of all children with disabilities, Part C covers infants and toddlers with disabilities which includes children from birth to age three, and Part D is the national support programs administered at the federal level. Each part of the law has remained largely the same since the original enactment in 1975.

Back in 1954, the “United States Supreme Court declared the established educational format in the United States of segregating black and white students into separate schools unconstitutional during the ruling of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.” (Martin W.E. 1998) This caused a great deal of unrest in the political sphere and marks a gateway moment in the Civil Rights Movement. Education was an important aspect of the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement was in full force in the United States. From schools being integrated to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, from Greensboro sit-ins to…

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