Monday, November 14, 2005

Jerry Weast At The Supreme Court

Former Guilford County School Superintendent Jerry Weast got a big victory today in the US Supreme Court. Weast and the Montgomery County (MD) school system were sued by the displeased parents of a learning disabled child.

The case hinged on whether schools have to demonstrate that an individualized educational program was suitable for a special needs child. The court found that the burden is on the parents to demonstrate that the school's program is falling short rather than the other way around.

The court's ruling seems consistent with the rest of our laws, which place the burden of proof on the party bringing the action.


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