Special Education for a Special Population: Why Federal Special Education Law Must Be Reformed for Autistic Children

With a growth rate of 1,148%, Autism is presently the world’s fastest growing developmental disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), approximately in 100 children in the United States are affected by an autism spectrum disorder … Continue reading

An Analysis of the Constitutionality of Arizona’s Ethic Studies Law

On May 2011, the Arizona legislature passed a law that has placed significant restrictions on K-12 ethnic studies programs. The law prohibits any public school district or charter school from conducting classes that, inter alia, are designed primarily for a … Continue reading

Ready, Aim, Fire: Employing Open Records Acts As Another Weapon Against Public Law School Clinics

“Information is the oxygen of democracy.” Indeed, transparency in government is the essence of any democratic system – without it, corruption is free to thrive in secrecy. Therefore, it is essential to provide the citizenry with freedom of information as … Continue reading

Getting to the Core: Rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act for the 21st Century

Any consideration of the next generation of law-based education reform must address the dual goals of insuring public accountability for all schools to educate all students, as well as insuring every child’s individual opportunity to learn meaningful content. The impending … Continue reading