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221.5 sec. 1 - Educational Policy and the Law (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Stephen D. Sugarman  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
Instructor: Mark G. Yudof  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: W 3:35-6:15
Meeting Location: 240

Course Start: August 27, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49568


Educational Policy and the Law addresses selective policy and legal issues surrounding primary and secondary education. These issues include the nature of compulsory education, home schooling, state regulation of private schools, and state aid to non-public schools. We also will explore some aspects of freedom of expression and religion in the school context and due process requirements for disciplining students. Then we will turn to issues of access and equality, including selective issues of race and gender discrimination, treatment of disabled students, access of undocumented students, and school finance. The casebook for the course will be Yudof, Levin, Moran, Ryan & Bowman, Educational Policy and the Law (5th ed. 2012), with supplemental readings. There will be no mid-term or final examination. Each student will be required to write a 20-page paper.

Prerequisites:
Constitutional Law

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Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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  • Educational policy and the law
    Mark G. Yudof ... [et al.].
    Edition: 5th
    Publisher: Belmont, CA; Wadsworth Cengage Learning
    ISBN: 9780495813163
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $312.75
    Price Source: ecampus

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