Law and Education
Typically offered every other year
Description: This class covers legal issues and policy considerations facing the field of education, both secondary and higher education. Discussions range from government regulation of both public and private schools to reviewing first amendment rights of teachers and students. We also review current collective bargaining procedures in the field of education. Constitutional issues of due process and equal protection are also explored, especially in the area of race, disability and sex. The course is designed to explore these issues through a variety of classroom activities ranging from moot courts, role plays and a mock grievance hearing. There are no prerequisites for this course.