Constitutional and Civil Rights Issues in Public Education
This upper-level, substantive education law course examines how the U.S. Constitution has shaped public education and students’ and parents’ rights, focusing in particular on the First and Fourth Amendments, the relationship between federal, state, and local education laws, desegregation, religion in schools, school financing, and equity and access. The course will also examine Titles VI and IX of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination by recipients of federal funds on the basis of race and sex respectively. The New York City public education system will serve as the primary example of how these constitutional and civil rights issues manifest at the local level.
Satisfies the Writing Requirement.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Government/Public Sector