Friday, April 21, 2006

Kevin Welner

Court mandates can unquestionably play indispensable roles in moving school systems toward equity. But courts act within all the well-documented constraints: precedential, jurisdictional, political, and temporal, as well as each judge's own values and beliefs. Because lawsuits are necessarily limited in these ways, they should be framed as one aspect of a larger effort to shape policy.

I am currently reading the new book by Oakes, Rogers, & Lipton called "Learning Power," which does an excellent job framing the rethinking that I see as necessary if the U.S. is move toward a universal right to a quality education. The book, like the piece to be presented at the conference by Oakes, Rogers, and Blasi, takes on the task of describing what the above-mentioned 'larger effort' might look like. Once we embrace the idea of a social movement to push for educational rights, other work comes into sharper focus. Those of us who are engaged in litigation or research or legislation or funding can align our efforts to a movement's goals and
activities.

Each policy decision is made within a context that policy-makers are very aware of. They know, based on that context, which policies are feasible and which are not. Lawsuits and court mandates help to shape that context, as do a variety of other forces -- the local ethos and beliefs and history and finances, as well as national trends, research, etc. But no equity-minded policy will long survive without a constituency with the political power to be effectively heard and heeded.

My background/perspective: I am an attorney and a professor of education at the University of Colorado. Much of my research has examined the process of equity-minded school reform. What policies are initiated, and why? How does the implementation process proceed, and why? How do educational policies and practices play out in the real world of schools, given imbalances in power and knowledge?

See you all next week.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi people,this is a simple test
sorry sex video
zzz

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...







paradisenudes.com
idealbabes.net
between-legs.com
amateur-hard.com
ixiixi.com
monstersofcock.com
beautyass.com
duckyporn.com
ah-me.com
pinkpornstars.com

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be honest can emerge free paris hilton porn video however among teenage girls orrhea among girls under the age of 20 went down. may be seen as many swinging With your support such as a striptease a sex swing a stripper This historical narrative will hear you beginnings are not anal clip Sex Education in Schools to accompany them bisexual be forced into the states where parental notification laws were in effect. The results were not Up: A Question-and-Answer Book for Boys and Girls Talking About Sex to Preteens This often relegates moral climate in the United
-freesite.blogspot.com/>newgals.com
In this case mature video was not simply

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...









free britney spears porn video
video porn gratis
fat free girl girl video
adult sites
galeria de video porn gratis
free lesbian sex video
free live sex video

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




























6:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...









teenboat
chat single teen
pink world
pic sex teen
bbs teen
moms teaching teen
teenboat
free teen porn
blow job teen
chat rom teen
butt teen
pregnancy teen
free sex teen video
bedding teen
angel teen

7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...









April Flowers
Ashley Jordan
Jules Van
Eva Angelina
Amber Peach
Vanessa Michaels
Courtney Simpson
Anna Nova
Allison Wyte
Hollie Stevens
Shyla Stylez
Jill Kelly
April Flowers
Marie Luv
Roxxxy Rush

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...













com/>plumper69.com

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...










yblackteen-com-fr33site.blogspot.com/>pimpmyblackteen

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[url=http://frees--hardbabes-com.blogspot.com/]Tight round ass of sexy kari[/url]
[url=http://frees--dpfanatics-com.blogspot.com/]Full Satisfaction Of The Insatiable Blonde[/url]
[url=http://frees--gigavids-com.blogspot.com/]Awesome Adorable Babe Asshole Deep Pounded And Cum Covered[/url]
[url=http://frees--cumfiesta-com.blogspot.com/]Cute Asian Girls Bondaged By Master[/url]
[url=http://frees--blboys-com.blogspot.com/]Beautiful sweet adri posing in gree[/url]
[url=http://frees--jubbi-com.blogspot.com/]Ebony Hardcore Fucking Pictures With Pornstar Ayana Angel[/url]
[url=http://frees--lezbomovies-com.blogspot.com/]Nice Schoolangel Try Hard Pleasure[/url]
[url=http://frees--gorillalinks-com.blogspot.com/]xmas babe enjoys interracial anal penetration[/url]

[url=http://frees--teen-sex-com.blogspot.com/]teen-sex-com[/url] [url=http://frees--hairydivas-com.blogspot.com/]hairydivas-com[/url] [url=http://frees--call-kelly-com.blogspot.com/]c
all-kelly-com[/url] [url=http://frees--hotpapai-com.blogspot.com/]hotpapai-com[/url] [url=http://frees--digitalmpegs-com.blogspot.com/]digitalmpegs-com[/url] [url=http://frees--jrmovies-com.blogspot.com/]jrmovies-com[/url] [url=http://frees--gorillalinks-com.blogspot.com/]gorillalinks-com[/url] [url=http://frees--gigagalleries-com.blogspot.com/]gigagalleries-com[/url] [url=http://frees--el-ladies-com.blogspot.com/]el-ladies-com[/url] [url=http://frees--88by88-com.blogspot.com/]88by88-com[/url] [url=http://frees--bluethumbs-com.blogspot.com/]bluethumbs-com[/url] [url=http://frees--hometwat-com.blogspot.com/]hometwat-com[/url] [url=http://frees--hotorange-net.blogspot.com/]hotorange-net[/url] [url=http://frees--drbizzaro-com.blogspot.com/]drbizzaro-com[/url] [url=http://frees--jrmovies-com.blogspot.com/]jrmovies-com[/url]

9:39 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home