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Closing the Gap: Achievement Disparities in Race and Class

Language in Schools: I Speak "Education"

  • Kirsten Gullixson, California Proposition 227: An Examination of the Legal, Educational, and Practical Issues Surrounding the New Law, 17 J.L. & INEQUALITY 505 (1999).
  • Edward W. Lew, Bilingual Education and Resegregation: Reconciling the Apparent Paradox Between Bilingual Education Programs and Desegregation Goals, 7 J. ASIAN PAC. AM. L.J. 88 (2001).
  • National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, Statement of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda on Proposition 227 (1998)
  • Stefan Rosenzweig, Language Rights: The Federal Government and the Rights of Limited English Proficient Students (2003).
  • Steve Sailer, Q&A with Ron Unz on Bilingual Education, United Press International, Sept. 25, 2002, at http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2002/09/25/QA-with-Ron-Unz-on-bilingual-education/UPI-16551032993091/.
  • United States Department of Education, Policy Update on Schools' Obligations Toward National Origin Minority Students With Limited-English Proficiency (1991), available at http://www2.ed.gov/print/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/lau1991.html.

Single Sex Education: Boys are from Mars, Girls are from Venus?

  • Amanda Datnow, Et. Al., Is Single-Gender Schooling Viable in the Public Sector? Lessons From California's Pilot Program (2001).
  • American Association of University Women, Single-Sex Education (2003)
  • American Association for University Women Educational Foundation, Separated by Sex: A Critical Look at Single-Sex Education for Girls (1998)
  • Pamela Haag, Single-Sex Education in Grades K-12: What Does the Research Tell Us?, (1998)
  • National Association for Single Sex Education, What's the Evidence? What Have Researchers Found When They Compare Single-Sex Education With Coeducation?, at http://www.singlesexschools.org/evidence.html.
  • Bernice R. Sandler, Publicly-Supported Single-Sex Education School and Policy Issues, 14 N.Y.L. Sch. J. Hum. Rts. 61 (1997).
  • United States Department of Education, Secretary Paige Announces Intent to Provide More Flexibility Regarding Single-Sex Classes and Schools (2002).

Special Education: Good and Bad IDEAs

  • Letter from Kathleen B. Boundy, Co-director, Center for Law and Education, to Edward M. Kennedy, United States Senate (Oct. 8, 2003). (http://studentorgs.law.unc.edu/documents/crcge/2004/idea-nclbsenateletter-kbb(2a).pdfPDF)
  • Briefing on the Reauthorization of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): April 12, 2002, (transcript of proceedings), at http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/idea/trans.htm.
  • Daniel Losen, New Research on Special Education and Minority Students with Implications for Federal Education Policy and Enforcement, in RIGHTS AT RISK: EQUALITY IN AN AGE OF TERRORISM REPORT 263 (Diane M. Piche et al. eds., 2002).
  • Daniel J. Losen & Kevin G. Welner, Disabling Discrimination in Our Public Schools: Comprehensive Legal Challenges to Inappropriate and Inadequate Special Education Services for Minority Children, 36 HARV. C.R.-C.L. L. REV. 407 (2001).
  • National Alliance of Black School Educators & Iliad Project, Addressing Over-Representation of African-American Students in Special Education: The Preferral Intervention Process - An Administrator's Guide (2002)
  • United States Department of Education, History: Twenty-Five Years of Progress in Educating Children with Disabilities Through IDEA, at http://www2.ed.gov/print/policy/speced/leg/idea/history.html.
  • Joshua Andrew Wolfe, A Search for the Best IDEA: Balancing the Conflicting Provisions of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, 55 VAND. L. REV. 1627 (2002). (http://studentorgs.law.unc.edu/documents/crcge/2004/searchforbestidea-vanderbiltlawrev.pdfPDF)
  • Matthew Ladner & Christopher Hammons, Special but Unequal: Race and Special Education, in Rethinking Special Education for a New Century 85 (Chester E. Finn, Jr. et. al. eds., 2001)

You're Gay? Stay Away: Combating Homophobia in Schools

  • Michael Bochenek & A. Widney Brown, Hatred in the Hallways: Recommendations (2002), available at http://www.hrw.org/legacy/reports/2001/uslgbt/toc.htm.
  • Bill Dobbs & Alan Ettman, Are Schools for Gay Students A Good Idea?, American Teacher, Nov. 2003.
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, 2003 National School Climate Survey: The School Related Experiences of Our Nation's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (2003).
  • High School for Gay Students Stirs Controversy, Associated Press, Aug. 25, 2003
  • Lambda Legal Defense Network & Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, A Guide to Effective Statewide Law/Policies: Preventing Discrimination Against LGBT Students in K-12 Schools (2001)
  • Michael Sadowski, Sexual Minority Students Benefit from School-Based Support - Where It Exits, Harvard Education Letter, Sept./Oct. 2001.
  • Steve Sanders, For Gays, Separate Isn't Equal, The American Prospect, Sept. 8, 2003.
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