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Tom RamstackTom RamstackJanuary 4, 20179min254

The case of an autistic Colorado boy whose parents seek better special education for him could result in a national standard for educating disabled children when his lawsuit goes before the U.S. Supreme Court, according to educators and their attorneys. Some school districts complain the case could force them to shift more of their scarce financial resources to special education. Advocates for the nation’s roughly six million disabled schoolchildren say the quality of special education varies between states, leaving students in some states with few hopes of using education to ascend beyond their disabilities.