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Disability Rights and Religious Liberty in Education: The Story behind Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District

Bruce J Dierenfield and David A. Gerber

Abstract

In 1988, Sandi and Larry Zobrest became agents in the struggle for disability rights when they sued a suburban Tucson, Arizona, school district to obtain public funding for the signed language interpreter their deaf son Jim needed in high school. Such funding would have been unproblematic under the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (later retitled the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) if Jim went to a public high school, but they were intent on his attending a Roman Catholic school. The law was unclear on the legality of public money assisting students with disabilities to ... More

Keywords: Zobrest, Education for All Handicapped Children Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Roman Catholic school(s), Establishment Clause, US Supreme Court, Mainstreaming, Deaf

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043208
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043208.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce J Dierenfield, author
Canisius College

David A. Gerber, author
University at Buffalo