The Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a lower court ruling against the state of Texas, penalizing it for reducing spending on special education in public schools in 2012. A new case may be filed for similar reductions in spending by Texas in 2017. Research and explain the history of special education and its funding in Texas, including lawsuits and judgements against the state. Explain the arguments presented by the plaintiffs and the state of Texas, as well as ramifications of the court rulings. Analyze your findings. Cite your sources.