Derek W. Black

Derek W. Black

Derek Black is a Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. His areas of expertise include education law and policy, constitutional law, civil rights, evidence, and torts. His work is regularly relied upon and cited in federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.


Column: Democratic candidates want to boost school funding – research shows that will help low-income students

By: - November 25, 2019

With few exceptions, the various Democratic plans for public education share a common theme: more funding, less privatizing. Candidates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders have promised to dramatically increase or triple current federal funding for low-income students and curtail charter school growth. Elizabeth Warren recently went even further, promising to quadruple federal funding […]