Seminar - 3 hours. This course examines the interaction between policy and the law of various educational themes in K-12 and higher education (primarily K-12 education) and will consider the various state and federal legal efforts to improve K-12 education. Topics to be discussed include civil rights, inequality and the "right" to an education, bilingual education, school finance litigation, educational access, No Child Left Behind Act, Common Core Standards and charter schools. The course should be of interest to students interested in educational policy in particular and social regulatory policy in general. Each student will prepare one in-depth research paper on a subject, issue, or problem of his or her choice, related to the class subject matter.
Graduation Requirements: May meet Advanced Writing Requirement with the instructor's permission.
Classroom Policies: This course has a no-laptop policy.