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Although education is primarily an issue reserved for state and local control, federal involvement in the form of funding, legislative enactments, and subsequent regulations has dramatically increased. Thus, numerous regulations have emerged from federal departments and agencies such as the U.S. Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights. These regulations provide guidance to state and local educational agencies regarding educators' responsibilities and students' rights. For example, the rights of students with disabilities are protected under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) and are further explained in the IDEA regulations, which are issued by the Department of Education. Likewise, the educational rights of English language learners (ELLs) are protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and are enforced ...

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