Thirty-seven years ago, Public Law 94-142 “The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975” was enacted to ensure all children with disabilities “have a right to education,” and to “establish a process by which state education agencies (“SEA”) and local educational agencies (“LEA”) may be held accountable for providing educational services for all handicapped children.”  This law is presently known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”).
Millions of dollars in federal grants and assistance have been provided to the State of California pursuant to the IDEA, yet educational outcomes for students with disabilities lag significantly behind those of their typical peers.  As well, realistic accountability for continuing noncompliance by both LEAs and the SEA is virtually nonexistent.
Knowledge is Power!
Our purpose is to expose how children with disabilities in California are being deprived of their right to an appropriate education and their right to become productive members of society by the very education agencies charged with ensuring their educational progress.
Help us spread the word about California’s failure to educate children with disabilities in general, as well as the lack of accountability for and misuse of California’s education dollars on litigation which benefits agency legal counsel, to the detriment of our children, our teachers, our schools and our communities.
The more Californians know about how our state’s education tax dollars are being misspent on unnecessary legal fees, the greater chance we have of ending such practices, effecting systems change and ensuring the accountability of California Department of Education (“CDE”) and its LEAs.
Please share the website’s link with other California parents and citizens who are concerned about ALL California children receiving an appropriate education.
STOP the abuse of our children and the misuse of our education dollars!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world;
indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Meade
 “Executive Summary – A Framework for Closing California’s Achievement Gap, Page 3, Fig. 1 (http://educationnotlitigation.org/documents/ClosingtheAchievementGap.pdf). See also, 08/15/12 letter to Deborah Delisle, U.S. DOE, pages 6-7 re: CA NAEP and CAHSEE scores. (http://educationnotlitigation.org/letters-sent/delisleLETTER.pdf)