Special Education: The 50-Year Fight for the Right to Learn

Today’s special education system was shaped five decades ago, when parents fought for disabled children’s right to learn.

With schools disrupted during the pandemic, students entitled to special education services faced daunting obstacles. The right to a free and appropriate public education was hard won 50 years ago by parents whose children were often denied the right to go to school at all.

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  • Producer: Michal Kranz
  • Sr. Producer: Karen M. Sughrue
  • Editor: Heru Muharrar