Due process of law refers to the regular administration of a system of laws, which must conform to fundamental and generally accepted legal principles and be applied without favor or prejudice to all citizens. Due process is the fundamental principles of justice as opposed to a specific rule of law.

How is Due Process Applied to School Systems?

Within the school system, due process is generally seen as the steps and rules established to ensure fairness in providing educational opportunities for all children. With the advent of Public Law (P. L.) 94–142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act in 1975, to the most current reauthorization of this law called the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 1997, a specific procedure called an “impartial due-process hearing” has ...

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