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ERIC Number: EJ883978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 118
ISSN: ISSN-0091-732X
Education Rights and Classroom-Based Litigation: Shifting the Boundaries of Evidence
Welner, Kevin
Review of Research in Education, v34 n1 p85-112 2010
The call for American students to meet world-class standards in the federal Goals 2000: Education America Act (1994) and No Child Left Behind legislation, as well as state standards and accountability legislation, has been explicitly inclusive: All students must be held to these high standards. Litigation offers the potential to leverage standards-based accountability laws in ways that refocus attention on opportunities to learn. Moreover, the lens of systemic, classroom-based litigation offers new insights into how evidence can be conceived in ways to advance equity-minded challenges to current policies. In this article, the author examines some fundamental policy issues through a legal lens. The author emphasizes that there are substantial barriers standing in the way of the litigation explored in this article. (Contains 2 figures and 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Debra P v Turlington; Equal Access; Goals 2000; No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Rose v Council for Better Education