EDU 8321 Educational Law and Policy

This course is designed as a seminar in advanced legal analysis focusing on the issues of equity in school funding, the history and current state of the desegregation movement, and the promises and realities of school choice programs. Specific focus will be placed on current school law issues facing state and federal court, therefore, part of the curriculum will change over time. This course will require an in-depth research component focusing specifically on contemporary legal issues including but not limited to: NCLB, IDEA, the limits of student speech and privacy, steroid testing, the secularization of the public schools, school violence, employment disputes, and the impact of technology.


3 Credits