Law And School Reform

Law And School Reform

by Jay P. Heubert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300082967

ISBN-13: 9780300082968

Pub. Date: 04/01/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

Nearly every effort to reform American public education during the past half-century has involved the law. Partnerships and tensions between lawyers, educators, parents, and scholars have never been more central to the future shape and direction of our schools. This powerful book examines six of the most important and controversial school reform initiatives:…  See more details below

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Nearly every effort to reform American public education during the past half-century has involved the law. Partnerships and tensions between lawyers, educators, parents, and scholars have never been more central to the future shape and direction of our schools. This powerful book examines six of the most important and controversial school reform initiatives: school desegregation, school finance reform, special education, education of immigrant children, integration of youth services, and enforceable performance mandates. The contributors-leading authorities in the fields of education and law-examine these reform efforts from the perspectives of law, education, research, and practice. The authors trace the evolution of these reform strategies over time. They also explore ways in which lawyers, educators, scholars, and parents, through improved collaboration, and promising new approaches, can promote school reform and educational equity more effectively in the future.
Assuming no special background, this engaging and accessible book has been written for educators, lawyers, policymakers, parents, and all readers concerned with education in America.
Contributors to this volume:
Jay P. Heubert; Gary Orfield; Molly McUsic; Carola and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco; Peter Roos; Thomas Hehir; Sue Gamm; Martin Gerry; Paul Weckstein.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300082968
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Six Law-Driven School Reforms: Developments, Lessons, and Prospects1
2Conservative Activists and the Rush Toward Resegregation39
3The Law's Role in the Distribution of Education: The Promises and Pitfalls of School Finance Litigation88
4Cultural, Educational, and Legal Perspectives on Immigration: Implications for School Reform160
5Special Education: From Legalism to Collaboration205
6Service Integration and Beyond: Implications for Lawyers and Their Training244
7School Reform and Enforceable Rights to Quality Education306
Afterword: Reform Law and Schools390
List of Contributors394
Index397

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