Preston Green III



John and Carla Klein Professor of Urban Education
Professor of Educational Leadership and Law

Academic Degrees:

Ed.D., Educational Administration, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1995
J.D., Columbia University, 1992
B.A., Government, University of Virginia, 1989

Areas of Expertise:

Charter Schools

Educational Equity

Educational Leadership

Educational Policy

School Choice


Preston Green is the John and Carla Klein Professor of Urban Education at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. He is also a professor of educational leadership and law at the University of Connecticut. Before coming to the University of Connecticut, he was the Harry Lawrence Batschelet II Chair Professor of Educational Administration at Penn State, where he was also a professor of education and law and the program coordinator of Penn State’s educational leadership program. In addition, Dr. Green was the creator of Penn State’s joint degree program in law and education. Further, he ran the Law and Education Institute at Penn State, a professional development program that teaches, administrators, and attorneys about educational law. At the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Green was an associate professor of education. He also served as the program coordinator of educational administration and Assistant Dean of Pre-Major Advising Services. Dr. Green has written five books and numerous articles and book chapters pertaining to educational law. He primarily focuses on the legal and policy issues pertaining to educational access and school choice.

Selected Publications/Presentations:

Green, P. (forthcoming). Non-religion-based state constitutional challenges to educational voucher and tax credit programs. Paper to be published in Peabody Journal of Education.

Oluwole, J., & Green, P. (2016). School vouchers and tax benefits in federal and state judicial constitutional analysis. American University Law Review, 65, 1335-1447.

Green, P., Baker, B., Oluwole, J., & Mead, J. (2016). Are We Heading for a Charter School “Bubble”?: Lessons from the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. University of Richmond Law Review50, 783-808.

Oluwole, J., & Green, P. (2015). Virtual schools, student rights, and the First Amendment: Adjusting the schoolhouse gate to the 21st century. North Carolina Journal of Law and Education, 17, 221-306 (2015).

Green, P., & Oluwole, J. (2015). An analysis of the New York charter school auditing cases. West’s Education Law Reporter, 319, 1-15.

Green, P., & Oluwole, J. (2015). Response to “Applying value-added methods to teachers in untested grades and subjects.” Journal of Law and Education, 44, 401-12.

Green, P., Baker, B., & Oluwole, J. (2015). The legal status of charter schools in state statutory law. University of Massachusetts Law Review, 10, 240-76.

Collins, K., Green, P., Nelson, S., & Madahar, S. (2015). Cyber charter schools and students with dis/abilities: Rebooting the IDEA to address equity, access, and compliance. Equity & Excellence in Education, 48, 71-86.

Green, P., Donaldson, M., & Oluwole, J. (2014). An analysis of the policy, research, and legal issues surrounding the exclusion of charter schools from the teacher evaluation revolution. Journal of Law and Education, 43, 463-83.

Oluwole, J., & Green, P. (2014). Harrowing through narrow tailoring: Voluntary race-conscious student assignment plans, Parents Involved, and Fisher. Wyoming Law Review, 14, 705-73.



American Educational Research Association

Education Law Association

University Council for Educational Administration

In the News:

Presentation cited for Herald News, “UMass School of Law Hosts Talk on Workings, Ethics of Charter Schools,” March 27, 2015.

Interviewed for WBSM, “Charter School Debate Comes to Southcoast,” March 27, 2015.

Interviewed for CT Mirror, “The Charter Debate: More Schools, Transparency and Oversight?”, March 27, 2015.

Interviewed for WNPR, “In Wake of the Fuse Scandal, Connecticut Charter Schools Face Greater Scrutiny,” September 2, 2014.

Interviewed for UConn Today, “Public Dollars, Private Rules: The Charter School Calculus,” August 14, 2014.

Participated as a panelist for WNPR’s show, Where We Live, “How Effective Are Charter Schools?”, July 24, 2014.

Interviewed for Detroit Free Press, “Michigan Charter School Laws Enable Scams, Insider Trading,” June 23, 2014.

Interviewed for Detroit Free Press, “Should Taxpayer Dollars Be Private after Charter Companies Get Them?”, June 22, 2014.

Research cited in Washington Post, “A Case in Misconceived Urban Reform,” January 15, 2014.

Interviewed for Governing Magazine, “Education Reformers Clash over Charter School-Teacher Evaluations.” June 7, 2013.

Interviewed for Governing Magazine, “Florida Teacher Lawsuit Could Spread to Other States,” May 14, 2013.

Interviewed for Education Week, “Union Sues over Basis of Appraisal,” April 23, 2013.

Interviewed for UConn Today, “Education Law Expert Preston Green III Joins UConn Faculty,” March 28, 2013.

Research cited in Washington Post, “Judges Look at Whether Charter Schools Are Public.” January 2, 2013.

Research cited in Huffington Post, “Charter School Segregation Target of New Report,” February, 24, 2012. 


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