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GUEST COLUMN: Children’s rights to basic education play out in NY


The dominoes are falling. Several months after a California court ruled that job protection for teachers violated children’s constitutional rights, actions challenging teacher tenure are being contemplated across the United States. In Vergara v. California, the court held that California’s tenure protections for teachers were both unconstitutional and contributed to a system that deprived minority Full Story

GUEST COLUMN “Changes on horizon for higher ed”


During his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama once again raised the issue of higher education reform. Although most media accounts have focused on the president’s primary and secondary education initiatives such as the No Child Left Behind Act, Race to the Top competition and the Common Core State Standards, this year Full Story

GUEST COLUMN: The debate between students & parents rights


Ever since the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. §1232(g), popularly known as “FERPA” or the “Buckley Amendment,” was enacted in 1974, colleges and universities across the country have been challenged with ensuring regulatory compliance on their campuses. In particular, the interplay between the rights of the student and the “perceived rights” of Full Story