Equity in Education

SLN #: 96845
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 034
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Hustace
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Course Description:
The freedom to learn, as Du Bois wrote, “has been bought by bitter sacrifice” and must be perfected and preserved no less than our other prized civil rights. In this seminar, we will consider past and present school reforms aimed at securing equal citizenship and opportunity in the United States. We will study the law of educational equity and adequacy, integration and affirmative action, school discipline, multilingual education, and educational services for students with disabilities. In addition, we will examine the history of American Indian schools and of the common schools movement, and we will analyze more broadly the intersection of diverse educational reforms as well as the tension between universal, uniform schooling and individualized programs. We will approach these topics primarily through cases, statutes and constitutions, book excerpts, and academic journal articles. Evaluation and feedback will be based on class participation, short response papers, and a research paper.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Experiential Learning: No
Seminar: Yes
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Teaching Method: In Person

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.