Justices Scalia and Thomas agreed that the Winkleman's should be able to go to federal court on their own to seek reimbursement for private school costs but did not agree that parents should be able to go to court on their own in all instances.
Parents now need not fear that school districts will impose another layer of legal obstacles in front of them when they go to federal court acting as their own lawyers to appeal cases for their children. Had the school district won, parents and children throughout America would have lost yet another opportunity to challenge a school district's decision which they believe denied their children a free appropriate public education.
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Courtesy: Candace Cortiella, The Advocacy Institute.