Education Law (LAW-690-001)
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Education plays a crucial role in sustaining a democratic society. As such, it is critical that we understand and are able to critique the legal and public policy choices that shape our education system. This course will examine the right to equal educational opportunity and will consider the various state and federal legal efforts to improve K-12 education. These include exploring issues of equity, access, and reform at the local, state and federal levels in a variety of areas. Topics explored may include racial and ethnic school desegregation, school tracking, gender equity, language access, school choice reform and the evolving role of the federal government in shaping education policy. In addition to examining legal authority and the work of legal scholars and scholars in other disciplines, we will also hear from practitioners who work directly with these issues. Students will be required to write a final research paper and present their work to the class.
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