Fordham Urban Law Journal

A bimonthly legal book published by the law school at Fordham University. Each issue focuses on a single topic, and publishes original research, critical pieces, and long-form essays related to that topic.

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 3, March

Education Rights and Wrongs: Publicly Funded Vouchers, State Constitutions, and Education Death Spirals
A response to Julie F. Mead, The Right to an Education or the Right to Shop for Schooling: Examining Voucher Programs in Relation to State Constitutional Guarantees, 42 Fordham Urb. L.J. 703 (2015). Table of Contents Introduction I. What to Infer...
Equality, Centralization, Community, and Governance in Contemporary Education Law
A response to Robert Garda, Searching for Equity Amid a System of Schools: The View from New Orleans, 42 Fordham Urb. L.J. 613 (2015). Table of Contents Introduction I. Inclusion Equality Versus Outcome Equality II. Centralization Versus Decentralization ...
Legal Aspects of Charter School Oversight: Evidence from California
Introduction I. Charter Oversight in California A. Charter School Authorizers B. Initial Authorization and Renewal C. Charter Closure D. A Sociolegal Approach II. Data and Methods III. Typology of Legal Aspect A....
Searching for Equity amid a System of Schools: The View from New Orleans
Abstract Hurricane Katrina leveled both the buildings and governance structure of the New Orleans school system. The system was transformed from one elected school board controlling nearly all the schools to a system of schools with sixty-three...
Searching for Equity amid a System of Schools: The View from New Orleans
B. Equity for Students with Disabilities Charter schools nationwide are accused of not properly educating students with disabilities. (186) They have long been blamed for denying admission to students with disabilities, "cherry-picking" students...
The Hatch Act Modernization Act: Putting the Government Back in Politics
Introduction I. Federal Regulation of the Political Activities of Government Employees A. The Pendleton Act of 1883 B. The Hatch Act's Prohibitions and Procedures 1. Effects on Federal Employees 2. Effects on State...
The Hatch Act Modernization Act: Putting the Government Back in Politics
H. "Little Hatch Acts" While the federal government has relinquished much of its control over whether certain state and local employees may run in partisan political elections, the states still maintain their own interest in regulating the political...
The Right to an Education or the Right to Shop for Schooling: Examining Voucher Programs in Relation to State Constitutional Guarantees
Introduction I. Prevalence of Vouchers and Voucher-Like Programs II. Challenges to Vouchers and Tax Credit Scholarships Under State Education Clauses 1. Wisconsin 2. Ohio 3. Colorado 4. Florida 5. Arizona 6....
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