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Guide to Student Advocacy in North Carolina



Barbara Fedders, Christine Bischoff, Jason Langberg

$70.00

Date: 5/8/2015
Pages: 667

Now more than ever, North Carolinas K-12 students need the help of advocates who are knowledgeable in education-related state and federal statutes, regulations and case law, as well as equipped with casework tools and proven litigation strategies.

Authored and edited by seasoned practitioners, it provides an overview of students rights and how to enforce and seek remedies for violations of those rights.

Education should help young people develop knowledge and skills to make positive contributions to their communities, participate in a self-governing democracy and obtain meaningful employment. Unfortunately, large percentages of North Carolinas nearly 1.5 million K-12 public school students regularly experience denial of enrollment, academic failure, overly harsh discipline, unaddressed bullying, and discrimination.

Now more than ever, North Carolinas K-12 students need the help of advocates who are knowledgeable in education-related state and federal statutes, regulations, and case law, as well as equipped with casework tools and proven litigation strategies.

This comprehensive volume provides essential resources to student and parent attorneys and others advocating for student success, including juvenile defenders, guardians ad litem, grassroots organizers, and educators.

Authored and edited by seasoned practitioners, this resource provides an overview of students rights and offers guidance on how to enforce and seek remedies for violations of those rights.

Christine Bischoff is the senior supervising attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Jackson, Mississippi. She was previously an attorney with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (2007 - 2012), and the North Carolina Justice Centers Education and Law Project (2012 - 2016). Ms. Bischoff also served as an adjunct professor at the Wake Forest University School of Law (2013 - 2016). She earned a B.S. from Wake Forest University and an M.P.A. from Princeton Universitys Woodrow Wilson School, and obtained a J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law. Barbara Fedders is an assistant professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, where she co-directs the Youth Justice Clinic and teaches the Criminal Lawyering Process seminar. Professor Fedders writes, lectures and engages in community education in the areas of juvenile justice, criminal defense and childrens rights. She earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Dayton and obtained a J.D., cum laude, from the New York University School of Law. Jason Langberg is a civil rights attorney at the U.S. Department of Education in Denver, Colorado. He was previously an attorney with the Legal Aid Justice Center in Richmond, Virginia (2015-2016), a co-founder and program director of Youth Justice North Carolina (2013 - 2015), and a staff attorney and director for the Push Out Prevention Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina - Advocates for Childrens Services (2012-2013). Mr. Langberg earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University, and obtained a J.D. from Boston College Law School.