Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Money, Markets, and Public Education, A Call for Papers

The AALS Education Law Section is pleased to announce a call for papers for our 2019 Annual Meeting session, called “Markets, Money, and Public Education.”

Panel details:
Law reform efforts vary as to the role they assign to markets and money in improving the field of public education, but one thing is certain: debates about markets and money are not going away. As alternative models of schooling (such as charters, publicly funded voucher programs, and online school systems) continue to grow, they are disrupting traditional public education in ever increasing ways. From stressing budgets to sinking enrollment, municipalities, counties, and states are struggling with how to fund and operate new schooling models while striving for high quality in their traditional public schools. Meanwhile, litigation efforts challenging state funding systems proceed in both traditional and new formats, and questions about equity pervade the debate. This session will explore these and related topics.

Submission information:
Please email submissions to Professor Eloise Pasachoff at eloise.pasachoff@law.georgetown.edu by Friday, August 10, 2018. Papers that address this theme of markets, money, and public education, broadly construed, are welcome. The Education Law Section executive committee will review the submissions and select one paper to be presented at our section’s program in January.

Although there are no requirements for the length of the submission, the review committee will preference completed drafts over abstracts or outlines. The paper selected may have the option of publishing in the Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, although publication in that journal is not a requirement of participation in the panel; authors interested in this opportunity should so note on their submission.

The author of the paper selected will be responsible for paying all expenses associated with attendance at the AALS meeting.

Please direct any inquiries to Professor Pasachoff at the email address above.


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