POL 542: Law and Education

Prerequisite: Public Policy graduate students only or permission of instructor.

Comprehensive review of legal issues impacting public education in the United States. Attention is given to role of law as an agent of in shaping educational policy and practice in the United States. Topics include constitutional issues as they relate to rights of students, teachers, and parents. The course also assesses various state sources of law (statutes and state court decisions, and regulations) that impact public education. Students gain an understanding of how key concepts in educational policy have been addressed through the law.

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