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Current Issues in Educational Policy and the Law


reviewed by Richard Fossey — May 07, 2008

coverTitle: Current Issues in Educational Policy and the Law
Author(s): Kevin G. Welner & Wendy C. Chi
Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Charlotte
ISBN: 159311656X, Pages: 276, Year: 2008
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In Current Issues of Educational Policy and the Law, editors Kevin Welner and Wendy Chi have produced a remarkably useful and coherent book of essays on some of the most important issues of educational policy and law. Welner and Chi both hold law degrees, and their legal training is apparent in their choice of topics.  The book has twelve chapters, which are divided among five broad themes: The No Child Left Behind Act, School Finance and Adequacy, School Choice, Reframing Equal Educational Opportunity Today, and Student and Teacher Rights in Schools. Interestingly, the twelve chapter authors of this volume are not seasoned law and policy scholars. Most are graduate students in various programs at the University of Colorado or practitioners working in the world of policy and administration. Nevertheless, all the essays are crisp, provocative, and well-researched. The editors seem to have avoided the common defects that appear in so many... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 07, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15248, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 6:33:22 PM

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  • Richard Fossey
    University of North Texas
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    RICHARD FOSSEY is a Professor and Senior Policy Researcher at the Center for the Study of Education Reform in the College of Education at the University of North Texas. He is a Commissioner of the Texas Catholic Conference Accrediting Commission and Co-Director of the Texas Higher Education Law Conference. He is currently working on an edited book on policy issues pertaining to undocumented immigration in the United States.
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