The Moore Family and their Supreme Court Case

Fifteen years ago, Rick Moore made the tough decision to send his son Jeffrey to private school and begin a long court battle. Jeffrey was dyslexic and the public education system didn’t have the resources to work with him. Jeffrey was going to attend a public program for students with learning disabilities, but it closed.

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Jeffrey’s family didn’t think it was right that they should have to pay for his son’s education and started what would be a long legal battle.

In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that students with severe learning disabilities are entitled to equal opportunity to public education.

This summer I had the privilege to photograph, Rick Moore, his son Jeffrey and their lawyer Frances Kelly. The pictures were used for the cover of Transition magazine, a publication of the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities.

For more on this story, see this issue of magazine available here.

 

Special thanks to Marlis Funk for the assist!

 

 

 

 

 

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