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Touro Law Review

Authors

Todd Carney

Abstract

This piece looks at how the existing education regime has led to disparities between white and minority students. The paper finds that the disparity gets even worse when special education is factored in. The reason so many low-income and minority students with disabilities receive such a poor education is that they do not have the proper legal representation to demand the rights that they are guaran- teed under US law. This paper looks at how low-income and minority families have been cheated out of proper legal representation in other areas and how receiving the necessary legal representation can lead to the needed change in education to ensure that low-income and minority students with disabilities receive the education they need and are supposed to be guaranteed under US law.

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