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Author Dierenfield, Bruce J., 1951- author.

Title Disability rights and religious liberty in education : the story behind Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District / Bruce J. Dierenfield and David A. Gerber
Published Chicago : University of Illinois Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 222 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Series Disability histories
Disability histories (Series)
Contents Parenting, training, and schooling: the Zobrests encounter deafness -- Into the mainstream -- Mainstreaming in a Catholic school -- In search of religious liberty -- Signing, sectarian schools, and the law -- The aftermath -- Appendix 1: Federal court decisions citing the Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District decision -- Appendix 2: Interviews
Summary "This book project analyzes the social context of, and the judicial rulings in the case of, Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District (1993)--a lawsuit with considerable significance for disability and church-state jurisprudence. The question brought before the U.S. Supreme Court by the parents of James Zobrest, a resident of Arizona who is profoundly hearing impaired, was whether James might continue to receive tax-supported sign-language interpretation when, in the absence of public high schools in his area, he moved from a public middle school to Salpointe Catholic High School. When local school officials denied the Zobrests' request on the ground that compliance with it would have the "primary effect of promoting religion," the Zobrests hired a sign-language interpreter at crippling personal expense and also filed suit against the school district, arguing that its opposition to their funding request violated both the free exercise clause of the First Amendment to choose for reasons of faith to send their son to a Catholic high school and the recently passed Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which required states to facilitate the education of children with disabilities"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-213) and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 30, 2020)
Subject Students with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Hearing impaired students -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Deaf children -- Education -- United States
Freedom of religion -- United States
Deaf children -- Education
Deaf -- Education
Freedom of religion
People with disabilities
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc.
United States
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Gerber, David A., 1944- author.
ISBN 9780252052088