Legal Literacy

Legal Literacy
May 2015
Tiffany S. Kyser, Rodney S. Whiteman, Sara Bangert, Seena Skelton, Kathleen King Thorius 

This edition of the Equity Dispatch asserts that educators, families, and students must become knowledgeable on federal legislation to abide by the letter of the law, but also to ensure all students have access to and can advocate for non¬discriminatory, safe, and inclusive learning environments. Literacy on students' civil rights allows all stakeholders to more meaningfully understand relationships between policies and practices, which may undermine legal protections of students and are incongruent to positive student outcomes.

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