Friday, May 31, 2013
The Fordham Urban Law Journal is soliciting articles for its upcoming special issue: New IDEAs: How to Adequately Educate Urban Schoolchildren with Disabilities. This issue of the Journal will address many of the shortfalls of the IDEA, as well as possible legal remedies or reforms that will help to support the IDEA’s goals. The journal is particularly interested in including articles that address, critique, or voice concerns over how the IDEA is currently applied in urban schools and articles that propose reforms or remedies so that urban school children will have an appropriate education, including: Funding (for example, disparities in federal, state, and local funding; reimbursement to parents for accommodations); Implementation of the Act (for example, hiring or assessing qualified special education teachers, overly bureaucratic procedures,
or other administrative difficulties); Educational Quality between Districts, Cities, and Socioeconomic Groups; Judicial Review (for example, the requirement that parents must appeal to an administrative body first before they are given a right to appeal to a civil court); Early Identification and Intervention
If you are interested in submitting an article for publication, please submit a one-page proposal as soon as possible. Articles will be selected on a rolling basis. The Fordham Urban Law Journal requires articles to be between 10,000 and 25,000 words, including text and footnotes.