Expert says, “The constitutional rights of charter students are significantly less than those of students in public schools.”
EduShyster interviewed Preston Green, who has studied the legal status of charter schools and published scholarly articles on the subject.
Green points out out in the interview that a major difference between public schools and charter schools is the rights of students. The constitutional rights of charter students are significantly less than those of students in public schools.
Dr. Green points out that charter schools have a different legal status than public schools.
“Dr. Green warns that both state and federal courts have issued rulings stating that students in charters do not have the same due process rights as public-school students. So what does this mean for cities like Los Angeles where a dramatic expansion of charter schools is on the table? *Half of the publicly-funded schools in Los Angeles might be legally permitted to ‘dismiss’ students without due process.* says Dr. Green. *We have to ask ourselves…
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