Mission Statement

Learning Rights Law Center seeks to achieve education equity for low income and disadvantaged students in the public education system in the greater Los Angeles area.

We change the lives of at risk students who have disabilities, face discrimination or are involved in the dependency or juvenile justice systems by providing free legal services, education advocacy, and community training.

Our Vision

We believe that every child has a right to learn. Since 2005, Learning Rights Law Center has been promoting and protecting the individual right to education for children in the Greater Los Angeles area.

The focus of our direct legal representation and education advocacy is to get low income and disadvantaged children the education services and support they need to succeed in school.

The purpose of our education training and community outreach programs is to empower families and provide a basis for true grassroots education reform.

Our vision is a world in which all children may pursue a meaningful and equitable education that provides them with a brighter future and the means to become successful adults.

About E-TIGER

Learning Rights’ e-TIGER is the online version of its in person self-advocacy class, TIGER. As of 2017, TIGER is being taught in 15 locations around Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Bernardino Counties. We know students can’t always commute to our locations so e-TIGER is our way of training parents online.

Learn your child’s rights. Learn the special education system. 

Training Individuals for Grassroots Education Reform (TIGER) is a hands-on, self-advocacy program designed and taught by Learning Rights, to foster the tools of families in need, so that they may successfully advocate within the special education system. Since 2005, we have helped over 2,500 families residing in economically-marginalized communities in Los Angeles County including, Downey, Downtown Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, Fontana, Long Beach, Oxnard, the San Gabriel Valley (El Monte), the San Fernando Valley(Pacoima), South Los Angeles(Watts) and Whittier.

e-TIGER was partially funded in 2015 by the JL Foundation and Skadden to develop an online version of TIGER for students who cannot attend a class. e-TIGER draw materials from the in person training course and Learning Rights’ Special Education Toolkit.

 

Accomplishments

Learning Rights In The News

Failing Grade: How California School Districts have Abandoned Children with Disabilities.

Learning Rights, together with Mental Health Advocacy Services and Western Center on Law & Poverty, have released a white paper about how California’s school districts have abandoned children with disabilities.

Legal Actions

Timothy O, et. al. v. Paso Robles School Disctrict

Ninth Circuit Overturns District Court Ruling in Case Involving How a California School District Assesses Learning Disabilities.

Policy Achievements

Learning Rights submitted comments to the U.S Department of Education on August 1, 2016

On August 1, 2016 Learning Rights submitted comments to the U.S Department of Education regarding the implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB).