A RECENT FEDERAL court order that requires Atlanta Public Schools to pay as much as $38,000 a year in private tuition for a student with dyslexia, who for six years was assigned to a class for mentally handicapped students, highlights claims that parents must sue to get educational services required by federal law for disabled children.

Jones Day attorney David M. Monde, who represented former APS student Jarron Draper pro bono, suggested that Jarron’s case is “the tip of the iceberg … given this kid’s needs are not particularly unique. There are an awful lot of other Jarrons out there in the system who just don’t get the help they need.”