03.22.17

SPECIAL EDUCATION: Murray Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District

Last year, Sen. Murray, Rep. Scott led a bicameral group of 118 current and former Members of Congress in filing an amicus brief in the case—LINK

 

(Washington, D.C.) – Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement on today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, a case about the level of educational benefit school districts must provide students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):

 

“Today’s ruling sends a critically-needed message: every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential and receive a high-quality public education,” said Senator Murray. “With this ruling, the Court has rightly reaffirmed Congress’ intent in IDEA to hold schools accountable for providing students with disabilities meaningful educational benefit from the instruction and services they receive. This is a critical step forward for our education system and for families nationwide—but there is no question that our broader efforts to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities is far from over, and I am more committed than ever to keep up the fight.”

 

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