What can organizational leaders in business, education and government learn from an unemployed unmarried woman living in patriarchal misogynistic rural England in the 18th Century? As it turns out, a great deal. Read the post on Ms. Magazine.
When Good Enough Is No Longer Good Enough: How the High Stakes Nature of the No Child Left Behind Act Supplanted the Rowley Definition of a Free Appropriate Public Education
This Article asks the basic question whether the good enough education standard required by the Rowley Court is still good enough in the high-stakes context of the No Child Left Behind Act. In Hendrick Hudson School District v. Rowley, the Supreme Court provided a framework to determine whether students with disabilities are provided with a "free and appropriate public education" in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA"). The Rowley Court interpreted IDEA as focusing more on students with disabilities accessing some educational benefits, rather than on assessing and maximizing their educational performance. Read more in Journal of Law and Education.
The year 2016 is shaping up to be a busy one for the Supreme Court. The court is expected to rule on several high-profile cases in the coming months on issues such as affirmative action, abortion and unionization. Read more on The DePaulia Online.
Christine Yonan doesn't blame the children who picked on her autistic son. She doesn't blame their parents. She blames the staff at his Northwest Side Catholic elementary school because she believes they did nothing to stop it. Read more on Chicago Tribune.
You’re Fired!: Donald Trump, No Child Left Behind, and the Limits of Dissonant Leadership in Education
Imagine a scenario in which an individual gets up every day and goes to work in fear: fear of performing the difficult tasks at work; fear of the colleagues who perform better. The individual is in fear of the boss who is omnipotent, larger than life, and constantly judging, evaluating, and sentencing employees to a lifetime of failure. Read more on http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1056&context=jlasc.
Is Race in Public Schools Still Compelling? Parents Involved in Community Schools v.Seattle School District No. 1Justice Breyer's Theory of Active Liberty, andPractical Considerations of Democracy
This article explores why the promise of ending our dual society, as first articulated in Brown v. Board of Education, has not been fulfilled. Specifically this article examines a more recent case, Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, addressing the lost promise of Brown and the implications for our dual society. Read more on Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest.
The confrontation between striking teachers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel moved to court on Monday where lawyers for the mayor sought to stop the walkout in President Barack Obama's home city just weeks before the Nov. 6 election. Read more on IOL News.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago judge said he will not act until at least Wednesday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s request to block a teacher’s strike and the union accused the mayor of a “vindictive act” as the walkout moved into a second week. Read more on Reuters.
The Logician Versus the Linguist- an Empirical Tale of Functional Discrimination in the Legal Academy
This paper, focusing exclusively on gender, asks whether male and female law students express different preferences for logic-based learning models. A wide variety of educational theories and other theories have been used to conceptualize different learning preferences among law students but until now, none has focused on logical intelligence compared with the other intelligences. Read more on Michigan Journal of Gender and Law.