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Case Name: BOARD OF EDUCATION (Westchester Co, NY) v. Amy ROWLEY

Date, Location, Cite: 1982 NY
102 S.Ct... 3034
US SUPREME COURT

Amy was deaf; her parents wanted a signer in her classes. School said wasn't needed, had experts to back them. Parents sued. Court said Education for All Handicapped Children Act required a "free appropriate public education" but this did not include services to maximize child's potential, only to get them adequate and personalized education. Amy made good grades and passed easily. 6-3 decision.