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552 - Education Law (2 hours)
In this course you will be exposed to major court decisions that have shaped elementary and secondary education in the US. Although we will at times discuss teh legal authority and legal problems faced by private schools and institutions of higher education, the emphasis of the course is K-12 public and charter schools and the unique challenges faced by these governmental entities. A broad range of education law topics will be covered at a very quick pace, including: compuslory education; the establishment clause; local board control; the use of school facilities; desegregation; gender equality; student rights; special education; and the rights of public employees.