Fall 2013
    Law No.: LAW7679
    Sched. No.: 113820952

Right to Education in U.S.: Real or Hollow? (SC)
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Sciarra, David G.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MTWR, 0820-0950 (WB114)
Credits:1Type:Lecture - short course
Capacity:20 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
Current Enrollment:19 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**

Course Description:

This short course meets Monday-Thursday, 8:20-9:50 a.m., November 4-14.

Unlike other nations, the US has no national right to education. State constitutions do, however, guarantee the right to public education, placing the legal obligation to provide education to children on the states. This course will explore state constitutional education rights, and efforts to enforce those rights in the courts. The focus will be on a substantial body of litigation over the last 40 years challenging inequities in public school funding within states, and the resulting disparities in resources and outcomes for students, particularly for low-income students, English language learners, students with disabilities and students in high poverty schools. The course will examine the strengths and weaknesses of the decentralized legal framework for public education in the US; critical state and federal jurisprudence shaping this framework; the ongoing controversy over the role of the courts in enforcing educational rights; the efficacy of judicially-imposed remedies; and new legal issues emerging from current education “reform” initiatives.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class sessions is required. Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this short course must attend the first class session.
PREREQUISITE: Education Law course, clinical experience, civil practice, or keen interest in condition of public education in U.S. recommended, but not required
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Paper required


Prerequisites:Education Law course, clinical experience, civil practice, or keen interest in condition of public education in U.S. recommended, but not required