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2009

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

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Students Schooling Students: Gaining Professional Benefits While Helping Urban High School Students Achieve Success, Susan P. Leviton, Justin A. Browne Jan 2009

Students Schooling Students: Gaining Professional Benefits While Helping Urban High School Students Achieve Success, Susan P. Leviton, Justin A. Browne

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This article looks at the educational plight of urban low income children and explores the opportunities for success that small urban high schools provide. It then distills commonalities among successful small schools to demonstrate three central points: 1) that small is essential but not sufficient; 2) that small schools offer an opportunity for urban school districts to help improve educational opportunities for disadvantaged students by providing a fertile environment where individualized instruction, more class time, better-trained teachers, and a curriculum that prepares students psychologically and emotionally, as well as intellectually can help them overcome the adverse effects of poverty; and ...


Preventing Schools From Becoming The Pipeline To Prison, Susan P. Leviton, Justin A. Browne Jan 2009

Preventing Schools From Becoming The Pipeline To Prison, Susan P. Leviton, Justin A. Browne

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This article looks at the education plight of low income children and explores the cost of mis-education of these individuals. The students in these failed urban schools share certain commonalities. Poverty influences how these students approach writing, speak to their teachers and other adults and how they handle conflict. Thus, these children need school and community based reforms which provide more personalized educational opportunities and a conscious effort to specifically teach the behavioral values and character skills that students need to be successful. The article then presents a model of educational reform in which law students partner with a charter ...