Appropriate Education under the Supreme Court’s Endrew Decision

About This Webinar

This webinar describes the Court’s Endrew decision, defining “appropriate” education and contrasting it to the Court’s earlier Rowley decision. We pay particular attention to the four elements of the Endrew decision: “educational program,” “progress that is reasonably calculated,” “appropriately ambitious,” and “challenging objectives.”

This presentation criticizes the Court for describing the doctrine of the least restrictive environment as merely a “preference” and not as a legal obligation; for dismissing the role of parents in decision-making; and for not specifying that the “progress” to which an appropriate education should point a student is the attainment of the national policy goals of equal opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.

  • Rud Turnbull, LI.M., LI.B/J.D., B.A.

    Author, Professor, The University of Kansas


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