This class focuses on the laws, rules, structures and processes that define education in Texas and how to change them through analysis and argumentation. Students will: 1) explain the constitutional, statutory and organizational framework of the Texas public educations system; 2) apply their understanding of school law in response to common demands made on school administrators by parents, students, school employees and other stakeholders; 3) analyze and develop arguments for changes in education policies and administrative structures, processes and programs; and 4) research school related court cases, statutes and administrative policies.
3 credits