Academic Catalog

EDD807 Law, Policy, and Practice in Education

This course is designed to provide educators and others with a broad overview of the legal aspects of the organization, operation, and control of education in the United States. Topics covered include the limits of compulsory education; the relationship between public education and religious institutions and practices; the nature of a constitutional right to education; the adequacy and equity of school funding; the balance between federal control through statutes, like the Every Child Succeeds Act, and state control over curriculum; school governance; the rights and responsibilities of students; traditional and novel torts in the educational environment; and the rights and responsibilities of educators.