Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership


On November 29, 1975, President Ford signed into law a multi-billion dollar aid measure to assist states in educating handicapped children. P.L. 94-142 requires that a state must agree to establish a goal of serving all handicapped children between the ages of three and eighteen by September 1, 1978, and children between three and twenty-one by September 1, 1980, in order to qualify for Federal Assistance. The Federal Assistance provided for this program is substantial as it will provide 40% of the excess cost for Special Education. This excess cost reaches its full potential no later than 1982.


Presented to the Graduate Faculty University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Otis Perry August, 1979