This course will provide an overview of law and policy issues that arise in elementary and secondary education, with a focus on civil and constitutional rights. A number of these issues relate to the individual rights of students, parents, and employees. These include rights to free speech and the free exercise of religion as well as rights to be free of discrimination based on protected statuses including religion, race, national origin, gender, and disability. We will examine issues of race, poverty, ethnicity, language and immigration status, gender, and students with disabilities in the context of the school environment. This class will explore how courts, legislatures, and school officials have addressed these complex issues.
Course Section Description
Exam or ULW paper option for students who have completed at least 30 credit hours