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Class Action Against Ravenswood County School District and the California Department of Education
In a November 1996 lawsuit, eight children with disabilities filed a class action complaint on behalf of all children with disabilities in the Ravenswood City School District (Emma C. v. Delaine Eastin) in East Palo Alto, California. East Palo Alto is almost entirely a minority community.

The plaintiffs in the case originally represented by Sagy Law Associates, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), and the East Palo Alto Community Law Project (EPACLP) alleged that Ravenswood District barely had any system for the provision of special education services, and that the California Department of Education (CDE) had failed to monitor Ravenswood's special education program and to enforce the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Stanford University Youth and Education Law Center later replaced EPACLP, and the firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati joined as co-counsel in the suit for a period of time.
Civil Rights Complaint for Declaratory Relief (PDF)
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