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Giersch, Jason – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Historically, strong teacher unions have been successful at gaining benefits and security for their members, but they have been put on the defensive by recent proposals for education reform. Charter schools are one such reform that could threaten unions, but there is wide variety in the content of state charter school laws. Using state-level data…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Law, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Darden, Edwin C.; Cavendish, Elizabeth – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This article examines the failure of school districts to distribute nonmoney resources--controlled primarily by the board of education--equally among students in affluent neighborhoods versus low-income areas. It is largely an urban phenomenon, although some county-wide and large suburban school systems display similar patterns. Such practices…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Suburban Schools, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement
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Torres, Mario S., Jr.; Callahan, Jamie L. – Education and Urban Society, 2008
This study explores the court system's treatment of students' Fourth Amendment rights in cases emerging from contrasting minority school settings and whether discrepancies exist in case outcomes between these extremes. From virtually every search and seizure case that occurred between the 1985 U.S. Supreme Court case in "New Jersey v.…
Descriptors: Courts, Search and Seizure, Court Litigation, Psychological Patterns