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Professor Weishart on the Constitutionality of Charter School Bill, SB 451

West Virginia University law professor Joshua Weishart comments on the constitutionality of the charter school provisions of West Virginia Senate Bill, SB 451 in a blog post on West Virginia Legal Ed: "Charter School Bill Likely Unconstitutional".

Professor Weishart was also interviewed on the issue on West Virginia Public Broadcasting by news director Jesse Wright. Watch the interview here:

Professor Joshua Weishart cited by Delaware Court of Chancery

West Virginia University College of Law professor Joshua Weishart's research was recently cited the by Delaware Court of Chancery. In Delawarians for Educational Opportunity v. Carney, the court ruled that the state constitution “obligates the state of Delaware to create and maintain a system of public schools that successfully educates Delaware’s students.” In support of its decision to deny a motion to dismiss the case, the court cites two of Professor Weishart's law review articles for the following:

“It is not possible to divorce a mandate to establish and maintain a system of public schools from the expectation that the schools will educate the students who attend them.” See Joshua E. Weishart, Aligning Education Rights and Remedies, 27 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 346, 360-61 (2018).

Professor Joshua Weishart

Professor Joshua Weishart to speak at Arkansas Law Review Symposium on Education Reform

West Virginia University law professor Joshua Weishart will speak at the University of Arkansas Law Review Symposium tomorrow, November 2, 2018.   The symposium is titled "Hiding in Plain Sight: What Education Reform Needs". Professor Weishart will participate in the panel, "The New Impediment to School Reform." 

Professor Joshua Weishart