HealthLawProf Blog

Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Monday, September 27, 2021

The Right to Special Education: Undocumented Children and the Promise of Plyler

Senthilkumaran Piramanayagam, Partho Pratim Seal (MAHE), Employers’ Attitudes and Hiring Intentions towards Persons with Disabilities in Hotels in India, Disability CBR & Inclusive Dev. (2020):

Undocumented children in immigration detention facilities have the right to access education. Yet these children, on American soil and in the government's custody, remain unprotected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Changing immigration policies further compound this problem. This article argues that the potential value to our society cannot be assumed away by their uncertain immigration status, and that if the right to education is taken seriously, these children cannot be excluded from the receipt of special education merely because their legal status is unknown.

| Permalink


Post a comment