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Education Law

In this course, we will examine selected legal issues that arise in public and private elementary and secondary schools.  Subjects to be explored include the scope of compulsory schooling laws, school disciplinary processes, educational equality, and religion in schools.  The class will devote particular attention to the legal questions raised by current reform efforts, notably state and federal mandates to measure student achievement and the expansion of school choice in order to promote competition as a mechanism for improving school quality and accountability.