Students Schooling Students: Gaining Professional Benefits While Helping Urban High School Students Achieve Success

38 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2008

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Susan P. Leviton

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Justin A. Browne

University of Maryland

Date Written: December 3, 2008

Abstract

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 3) that law students can benefit from supporting educational reform by partnering with small schools in urban communities.

Keywords: education, educational reform

Suggested Citation

Leviton, Susan P. and Browne, Justin A., Students Schooling Students: Gaining Professional Benefits While Helping Urban High School Students Achieve Success (December 3, 2008). Journal of Law and Education, 2009; U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-47. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1310719

Susan P. Leviton (Contact Author)

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ( email )

500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1786
United States

Justin A. Browne

University of Maryland ( email )

College Park
College Park, MD 20742
United States

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