Tuesday, October 16, 2007

American Public Education Law Book Party

On 10/16/07 at Book Court at 163 Court Street in Brooklyn, a great neighborhood bookstore
From Amazon:"This readable introduction to American public education law is designed to assist practicing educators, college and graduate students, parents, and the public in acting on everyday legal issues such as student expression, church/state separation, student and teacher discipline, curriculum, legislating and lobbying, parent associations, discrimination, special education, No Child Left Behind, student privacy, and more. Unique features include practical situations, the "Facts and Find" research method, and the "Cascade" approach to understanding the American legal system.
From the Back Cover
"David C. Bloomfield has written a user-friendly guide to education law that will prove extremely helpful to parents, teachers, and all others concerned about public education." Diane Ravitch, Research Professor, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University
David's bio:
DAVID C. BLOOMFIELD, PROGRAM HEAD, EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP. AUTHOR: AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION LAW (PETER LANG, 2007) other chapters and articles. Former Counsel, NYC Board of Ed., General Counsel/Senior Ed. Advisor to Manhattan Borough President, and Exec. Dir. for public ed. programs at NYC Partnership. Law clerk, Hon. Robert L. Carter, SDNY; Associate, Hogan & Hartson; Asst. Corp. Counsel, NYC Law Dept. President, Citywide Council on High Schools, elected parent post. Frequent commentator on education in print and electronic media.

David is an email pen pal of mine who shares similar passions in baseball and trying to save public education. I met him for the first time at the publishing party. Don't confuse Bloomfield with Bloomberg. Dave's a real nice guy who along with my cousin Marty Genee, is a rare breed, a San Francisco Giant fan.

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