Judicial Imprimature Required: Raising the Standard for Awards of Attorneys’ Fees Under the IDEA in Smith v. Fitchburg Public Schools

Keith Greiner

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It is difficult to understate the importance of education which, it has been said, plays “a fundamental role in maintaining the fabric of our society.” The Supreme Court has posited that, in addition to “sustaining our political and cultural heritage,” a public school education also plays an importance role in socializing students. For many years disabled students were excluded en masse from public school classrooms based on nothing more than fear and ignorance. . . .
41 New Eng. L. Rev. 711


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