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The plaintiffs, represented by public interest attorneys, sought injunctive relief against the defendants. The EMR classes were established as part of a larger California program to assist children with learning disabilities.
Children were tested and divided into categories for varying levels of mental disability; the EMR classes were designed for children found to be incapable of learning in regular classes and prevented students from developing the skills necessary to return to the regular school environment.
Plaintiffs specifically challenged the process used to place students in these classes, particularly the standardized individual intelligence I. They contended that the process was biased against African American children, leading to increased socio-economic and educational disparity.
Due to the preliminary stage of the case, however, the court reserved judgment for trial. Inthe Ninth Circuit affirmed the class certification and preliminary injunction per curiam. Zirkel, Testing the Handicapped: Legislation, Regulations and Litigation, 44 Ed.
The trial began in Plaintiffs amended the complaints to include violations of Title VI and EHA among several other state and federal claims.
The court found that the IQ tests were dispositive in placing a disproportionate number of black children in EMR classes, even after state statutes were revised to require a more comprehensive assessment. The court held that the defendants intentionally discriminated and the IQ tests violated Title VI, Sectionthe EHA, and the equal protection clauses of both federal and state constitution.
The Court issued a permanent injunction against the IQ tests. The court also called for the state to monitor and eradicate the disproportionate enrollment of African American children in EMR classes. The defendants appealed and in an amended opinion the Ninth Circuit affirmed the injunction.
However, the court did not find sufficient discriminatory intent for a constitutional violation of the federal or state equal protection clause. The Ninth Circuit also found that the lower court did not have the appropriate jurisdiction to adjudicate the state constitutional claims.
In Septemberboth parties asked the district court to modify its injunction. The court altered its monitoring directives and required alternative means of assessment for student placement. The court also further refined its scope for the impermissibility of the administration of IQ tests to black students.
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• Larry P. vs. Riles was a case that dealt with African American students not receiving a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) entitles all individuals with disabilities to a FAPE. RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN IQ TESTING-LARRY P.
v. RILES The decade of the seventies was marked by increasing judicial attacks upon the concept of .
In , the parents of six African American elementary school children in San Francisco filed this suit in the Northern District of California against the California Department of Education.
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v. Riles is binding only on school districts in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington State.