Disability Scoop: Gorsuch ruled to impose extra legal barriers for students

As the U.S. Senate begins confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, concerns are being raised over his judicial record on cases affecting those with disabilities.

“It is incomprehensible that Judge Gorsuch has gone out of his way to impose extra legal barriers for students with disabilities rather than helping them to overcome obstacles,” said Lily Eskelsen García, president of the NEA. “In his court decisions, Judge Gorsuch endorsed the lowest of expectations for students with disabilities, which allowed public schools to provide our highest-needs students with the bare minimum educational benefit. We should all be concerned by this troubling trend in Gorsuch’s record.”

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