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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans
Statute: TITLE I / A / 601 / c / 6

(6) While States, local educational agencies, and educational service agencies are primarily responsible for providing an education for all children with disabilities, it is in the national interest that the Federal Government have a supporting role in assisting State and local efforts to educate children with disabilities in order to improve results for such children and to ensure equal protection of the law.