Article analyzes success of mediation, arbitration, summary jury trials in general. Most studies cited did not relate to special ed mediation but might be useful to inform methodology of future studies. Article reports some data on special ed mediations, finding higher correlation with parental satisfaction than in traditional d.p. hearing. Study did not find greater satisfaction with outcome than with litigation, no higher approval rating from school personnel, no lowered cost. The study cited concluded that mediation was not achieving its potential for resolving disputes.
Date Published: Dec 31, 1993
North Dakota Law Review