Boston University School of Law

JD777 Education Law and Policy (S)

 

This seminar considers the legal and policy framework of K-12 public education. During the first two-thirds of the meetings, we will study school desegregation; school finance; achievement gap and equity reforms; school choice, charters, and vouchers; single-sex public education and other identity-based schooling; standardized testing; and the federal No Child Left Behind Act. We will give particular consideration to questions of equity and achievement. We will then create working groups that will develop a topic for further research, evaluation, and problem-solving, and present their work in person and in writing to the class. **A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.