California Jewish families fight for equal rights in education of disabled children

Three orthodox Jewish families in California who sued the state of California over a law that they say discriminates against religious families with disabled children are appealing a judge’s dismissal of their case.

Loffman v. California Department of Education concerns a state law that allows disabled children in secular California families to receive special funding for their educational needs at the public or private school of their choice.

Under this law, religious families with special-needs children are not allowed to access that same funding if they would like their children to attend religious schools.

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