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EDUCATION

EDUCATION


Who We Are

Welcome! The Education Committee's mission is to protect and advance: 1) the right of equal access to and opportunity for to a quality public education for all people; 2) the civil rights of students, parents, teachers and administrators within the public school system; and 3) an understanding of civic responsibility and social justice within the public education system.

We view education as a critical pillar of democracy and essential to a functional society. To accomplish these goals the Committee works both independently and through partnerships with interested entities within and without the ABA, to develop, support and promote policies safeguarding the right to public education for all on equal terms. The Committee also works with partners to sponsor and/or create forums for discussion of public education issues within the legal community and the general public, as well as design programs to educate students, parents and teachers in their social and civic rights and responsibilities.


Feb. 22, 2017 Conference Call Minutes

Committee Projects



The following summary is meant to provide a spring board from which to develop specific initiatives that the ABA or other concerned entities can advocate both regionally and at a national, congressional level.




The following reports were compiled under the auspices of the Education Committee as an effort to assist those deciding whether to promote a right to quality education and to provide guidance for federal programs encouraging or attempting to mandate certain educational standards. Those interested in forming new or additional focus groups are invited to do so by using the guidelines: "Outline for Establishing and Running Right to Quality Education Focus Groups" posted directly below. Our goal is to see if common threads of educational values run throughout our nation.




Outline for Establishing and Running Right to Quality Education Focus Groups

Report - Los Angeles, CA Focus Group Findings - Beth Whittenbury, CRSJ Education Committee Chair - January 23, 2009

Report - Washington, D.C. Focus Group Findings - Ayan Islam - June 29, 2016

Report - Palos Verdes Estates, CA Focus Group Findings - Krista Galleberg - January 2016



Report - Jacksonville, FL Focus Group Report - Garry Bevel, Partnership of Child Health - November 2016

Report - Oklahoma Focus Group Findings - Jennifer Marshall, LCSW, Positive Tomorrows



Committee Research


National Bullying Policy Project

SUMMARY --- EXPANDED RESEARCH
 

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Leadership

Co-Chair:

Weaver, Pauline

Committee Roster  


Committee Work Plan


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Combating Bias and Increasing Inclusion in the Legal Profession

    03/28/2017-03/28/2017

    The event will be held on 03/28/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,Commission on Homelessness and Poverty,Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs,Commission on Law and Aging,Commission on Disability Rights,Center for Professional Development,Criminal Justice Section,Commission on Women In the Profession,Section of Dispute Resolution,Law Practice Division,Section of Family Law,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Center for Human Rights,Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice,Section of Legal Edu. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    Hot Topics in Free Speech and Free Press: New Controversies on the Slippery Slope

    04/05/2017-04/05/2017
    American Bar Association
    Washington

    Sponsored by the ABA Civil Rights and Social Justice, First Amendment Rights Committee Co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Criminal Justice, the Center for Human Rights, the Law Student Division, and the Young Lawyers Division Hot Topics in Free Speech and Free Press: New Controversies ...

    BREAKING GROUND AT STANDING ROCK: The Dakota Access Pipeline and Environmental Justice

    04/13/2017-04/13/2017

    This Teleconference is Free Sponsored by the ABA Civil Rights and Social Justice, Environmental Justice Committee and Native American Concerns Committee Co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Criminal Justice, the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, the Section of State and Local ...

Modified by Alli Kielsgard on February 24, 2017

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