Friday, November 24, 2006

Legal Challenge: Human Rights Tribunal: Jeffrey Moore case

Recent successful Human Rights challenge: Jeffrey Moore case

Full funding ordered for learning disabled
Public schools required by law to provide proper education: tribunal

Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun
Published: Thursday, December 22, 2005

The B.C. Education Ministry discriminates against learning-disabled students when it fails to give them proper support in the public school system, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled Wednesday.
In a decision arising from the troubles of a young boy in the mid-1990s, the tribunal ordered the ministry to provide full funding for the education of severely learning-disabled students and to monitor districts to ensure they deliver the necessary service.
The decision is a victory for Rick Moore, a North Vancouver father who filed the complaint years ago after watching his dyslexic son, Jeff, struggle for four years in a public school.

Here's a link to the transcript of the case and decision

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