Beyond Money: Public Urban Boarding Schools and the State's Obligation to Make An Adequate Education Attainable
Journal of Law and Education, Vol. 44, No. 23, Winter 2015
72 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2015
Date Written: December 15, 2014
This article argues that states should add PUB schools to their educational program offerings in order to provide an adequate education to those students for whom the cohesive educational and residential environment of a boarding school would address the unique disadvantages presently hindering their educational attainment. The article analyzes various factors affecting public education and identifies present state efforts to address areas of concern where states fall short. It explains how PUB schools effectively address areas of concern and discusses the utility of the "urban" portion of the PUB school. This article also looks at the cost of a PUB school and presents a dollars and cents cost-benefit analysis, while finishing with a snapshot of current PUB schools and a brief commentary on other public boarding schools in the United States. The article concludes with a statement regarding further areas of exploration regarding PUB schools.
Keywords: boarding school, urban boarding school, at risk, residential education
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