The Supreme Court has made clear that separate is not equal. Yet too many students with disabilities continue to be segregated from their peers in inferior schools and programs. CPR has developed an innovative systemic reform initiative using the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to challenge this segregation and inequality. CPR has filed litigation against the Springfield (Massachusetts) School District where students with disabilities are segregated in separate and inferior schools and programs. Students in these segregated settings are provided substandard educational opportunities and ineffective therapeutic interventions.
Separate is not equal: Enforcing the right of students with disabilities to equal educational opportunities alongside their peers without disabilities in their neighborhood schools.