Education

My Paraprofessional Was Supposed to Help Me; Instead, She Bullied Me

Tuesday, May 23, 2017Every day, I’d come home from high school and tell my parents that I was being bullied. They didn’t realize how bad it was until one late April day in 10th grade. My teacher informed the class that we were…

Special Education: A Hindrance to Disability Acceptance

Tuesday, February 21, 2017“Special education” seems like a little bit too sentimental a name for something with such a utilitarian purpose. In my years of personal experience with the public education system, I have never found reason to describe the experience as special.…

Growing Up at the Intersection of Disabled and Immigrant

Thursday, February 16, 2017I am an immigrant with a disability. When I was five years old my parents decided to move our whole family from Mexico including five kids, two of whom have a disability, to the United States. My mother still talks…

Higher education still presents barriers to students with invisible disabilities

Friday, September 30, 2016Finding the perfect college that matches your individual needs is a struggle – and one that can be especially difficult for students with invisible disabilities such as dyslexia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD. If a university does not provide…

UN releases new guidance on inclusive education

Tuesday, September 13, 2016The United Nations committee tasked with enforcing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is calling on countries to meet their educational obligations to students with disabilities.
“Enabling inclusive education requires an in-depth transformation of education systems in …

Inclusive education in India

Tuesday, July 7, 2015Rooted in Rights welcomes articles by guest authors from across the globe to enhance understanding about the rights of people with disabilities. This piece about inclusive education in India is contributed by Dr. Anindita Chatterjee, Clinical Psychologist, and Director of…

Supreme Court declines to hear “child find requirement” case

Wednesday, January 11, 2012The Supreme Court has determined that it will let stand a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decision that held that a school can be held liable under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for failing to identify…

Court: Washington is underfunding education

Wednesday, January 11, 2012The Washington State Supreme Court ruled January 5 that despite the state’s budget deficit, the state must increase education funding in order to come into compliance with the state constitution. “To ensure that the legislature exercises its authority within constitutionally…

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