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Enyioha, Jessica C. – Educational Considerations, 2019
There are over 32 million undocumented immigrants in the United States and of this population, over 1.5 million are children (Palmer & Davidson, 2011). These children grow up in the US, achieve primary and secondary education, and when they are ready to pursue postsecondary education, it becomes harder for them to achieve. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Best Practices, Undocumented Immigrants
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Knoeppel, Robert C.; Della Sala, Matthew R. – Educational Considerations, 2015
The conceptualization and measurement of education finance equity and adequacy has engaged researchers for more than three decades. At the same time, calls for increased academic accountability and higher student achievement in K-12 public education have reached new levels at both the national and state levels. Aligning these represents an…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Policy, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education
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Zaken, Osnat; Olson, Jeffery – Educational Considerations, 2013
In 2003, the New York State Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York, upheld a trial court decision that funding for public education in New York City was unconstitutional and decreed that the state needed to increase operating aid to school districts by $5.6 billion per year ("Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. v. State of New York…
Descriptors: Income, Finance Reform, Public Education, Expertise
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Verstegen, Deborah A. – Educational Considerations, 2013
The impact of the Great Recession and its aftermath has been devastating in Nevada, especially for public education. This article discusses the budget shortfalls and the impact of the economic crisis in Nevada using case study methodology. It provides a review of documents, including Governor Gibbon's proposals for the public K-12 education system…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Participant Observation, Public Education, Court Litigation
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Sutton, Lenford C.; Stewart, Tricia J. – Educational Considerations, 2013
This article presents a review and analysis of selected state laws and initiatives that have attempted to restrict public school access for undocumented immigrant children in the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision of "Plyler v. Doe." Sutton and Stewart begin with an overview of the Court's ruling in "Plyler," then…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Access to Education, Undocumented Immigrants, State Policy
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Sweetland, Scott R. – Educational Considerations, 2012
Superintendents and other school administrators live with tensions in political economy. The voting public believes school funding is fixed when the economy expands and new state programs are introduced. Administrators are publicly criticized when, strained for resources, their schools cannot perform within the "do more with less" paradigm. This…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Schools, State Programs, Politics of Education
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Sutton, Lenford C.; Cornelius, Luke; McDonald-Gordon, Robyn – Educational Considerations, 2012
When the 93rd Congress enacted the Equal Education Opportunity Act of 1974 (EEOA), it required states to take appropriate action to overcome language barriers that inhibited equal education participation by their resident students. An examination of the EEOA legislative testimony suggests elected officials established the law to set forth…
Descriptors: Equal Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Program Implementation
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Hirth, Marilyn; Eiler, Edward – Educational Considerations, 2012
Indiana has a long history of school funding issues and distribution formula revisions. The most recent modifications to the formula were made between 2005 and 2009. One of the more controversial revisions was the removal of the minimum guarantee from the formula. As a result of these changes, three school districts filed a lawsuit challenging the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Court Litigation, Funding Formulas
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Uerling, Donald F. – Educational Considerations, 2007
Educators are generally aware that federal law protects persons with disabilities from unjustified discrimination, but they may not be familiar with the details of how these protections come into play when decisions are made about an individual's educational or employment opportunities. This article focuses on the protections that two federal…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Dunklee, Dennis R.; Shoop, Robert J. – Educational Considerations, 1988
The authors define negligence and cite specific examples where teachers were found accountable for their negligent actions related to their profession. They report results of an informal study of teacher knowledge of tort liability that indicate educators should be more knowledgeable about education law. Recommendations are included. (CH)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Malpractice, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Theobald, Neil D.; Bull, Barry; Vesper, Nick – Educational Considerations, 1999
Indiana's school funding formula was developed in response to a lawsuit challenging the state's educational system's constitutionality. A reward-for-effort formula sets each school corporation's per-pupil noncategorical revenue, general fund property tax rate, and percentage of state aid. Funding for alternative education is planned for 1997. (MLH)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform
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Verstegen, Deborah A. – Educational Considerations, 1999
Virginia's school funding system is characterized by large inequalities and inadequacy. Disparities are increased when the state fails to pay for the full cost of education, state funding is inadequate, facilities are not state-funded, funding rewards only wealthy localities, and ability to pay is measured inaccurately. (Contains 25 references.)…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Facilities, Educational Finance
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Miles, Donna; Yoxal, Andrea – Educational Considerations, 1989
The issues surrounding censorship of student press and legal restraints are controversial and complex. High schools and colleges may need to reevaluate or establish policies that clearly define the role of the newspaper as well as the role of administrators, advisers, and students. (JOW)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, Policy Formation
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Brogan, Bernard R.; And Others – Educational Considerations, 1991
Includes "The Choice Movement" (Brogan); "Choice in American Education" (Witte); "Role of Parents in Education" (Mawdsley); "As Arrows in the Hand" (Coons); "Vouchers in Wisconsin" (Underwood); "Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP)" (Grover); "Civil Liberties and the MPCP"…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Disabilities