When is Separate Unequal?: A Disability Perspective

When is Separate Unequal?: A Disability Perspective

by Ruth Colker
     
 

This book does not start from the premise that separate is inherently unequal. Writing from an "anti-subordination perspective," Ruth Colker provides a framework for the courts and society to consider what programs or policies are most likely to lead to substantive equality for individuals with disabilities. In some contexts, she argues for more tolerance of… See more details below

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This book does not start from the premise that separate is inherently unequal. Writing from an "anti-subordination perspective," Ruth Colker provides a framework for the courts and society to consider what programs or policies are most likely to lead to substantive equality for individuals with disabilities. In some contexts, she argues for more tolerance of disability-specific programs, and, in other contexts, she argues for more disability-integrated programs. Her highly practical investigation includes the topics of K-12 education, higher education, employment, voting, and provision of health care. At the end of the book, she applies this perspective to the racial arena, arguing that school districts should be given latitude to implement more use of racial criteria to attain integrated schools because such environments are most likely to help attain substantive equality from an anti-subordination perspective. The book measures the attainment of equality not on the basis of worn-out mantras but instead on the basis of substantive gains.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521713818
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Series:
Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Sales rank:
1,244,306
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Anti-Subordination Above All: A Disability Perspective 10

3 The Mythic 43 Million Americans with Disabilities at the Workplace 39

4 K-12 Education 78

5 Higher Education and Testing Accommodations 141

6 Voting 217

7 Reflections on Race: The Limits of Formal Equality 248

Index 277

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