The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed a federal appellate decision allowing the father of a learning-disabled child to seek private school tuition reimbursement from New York City without first giving the city's public school program a chance to meet the boy's needs. Just nine days after hearing oral arguments in the case, the Court split 4-4, affirming the 2nd Circuit's finding in favor of the boy's father, former Viacom chief Tom Freston. Justice Anthony Kennedy recused.
NYC Loses Round Before Supreme Court on Tuition Payback Policy for Learning-Disabled Students
New York Law Journal
October 11, 2007