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Spring 2023 Reading Group

Education, Equity, and Democracy

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This reading group will explore the role K-12 public education does and should occupy in American law, life, and democratic government, set against a backdrop of landmark federal and state case law and statutes. Themes include equity, access, choice, privatization, the evolving roles of teachers, parents, and students in the education system, and the ways in which law can and should interact with public education. Attention will be paid to a range of texts, including federal and state case law, academic writing, and media coverage related to contemporary debates about public education and the law from across the ideological spectrum.

This reading group will meet on the following dates: 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18