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Stuart Buck attended Harvard Law School, graduating with honors in 2000, and serving as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, he clerked for Judge David A. Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 2000-01, and then for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 2001-02.
After practicing law for several years, he took an intense interest in education. As for what sparked his interest in the "acting white" topic, Stuart and his wife Farah adopted a black baby boy and later a 7-year-old girl from Haiti. In the books they read on inter-racial adoption, a common theme emerged: inter-racial adoptees were often criticized for "acting white" or "trying to be white." Buck then started to explore the broader context of this criticism as used in schools.
Buck is currently a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow in the Education Reform department at the University of Arkansas. His scholarly education publications include:
* Stuart Buck, Gary W. Ritter, Nathan C. Jensen, and Caleb P. Rose. "Teachers Say the Most Interesting Things - An Alternative View of Testing." Phi Delta Kappan 91 no. 6 (2010): 50-54.
* Stuart Buck and Robert Maranto (forthcoming). "School Choice," in Paul Quirk and William Cunion eds., Governing America: Major Policies and Decisions of Federal, State, and Local Government (Facts on File).
* Stuart Buck and Jay P. Greene, "The Case for Special Education Vouchers," Education Next, 10 no. 1 (Winter 2010).
* Gary W. Ritter, Robert Maranto, and Stuart Buck, "Harnessing Private Incentives in Public Education," Review of Public Personnel Administration, 29 no. 3 (2009): 249-269.
His scholarly legal publications include:
* "The Common Law and the Environment in the Courts," 58 CASE WESTERN LAW REVIEW 621 (2008).
* "TELRIC vs. Universal Service: A Takings Violation?," 56 FED. COMM. L.J. 1 (2003).
* "Salerno vs. Chevron: What to Do About Statutory Challenges," 55 ADMIN. L. REV. 427 (2003).
* "Replacing Spectrum Auctions with a Spectrum Commons," 2 STAN. TECH. L. REV. 2 (2002).
* Stuart Buck and Bruce Yandle. "Bootleggers, Baptists, and the Global Warming Battle," 26 HARV. ENVT'L L. REV. 177 (2002).
* Stuart Buck and Mark Rienzi. "Federal Courts, Overbreadth, and Vagueness: Guiding Principles for Constitutional Challenges to Uninterpreted State Statutes," 2002 UTAH L. REV. 381.
A native of Arkansas, Stuart Buck attended the University of Georgia to study classical guitar performance, receiving a B.Mus. degree in 1995 as a First Honor Graduate (one of 15 students with a 4.0 GPA in a class of over 3,000). He then received the M.Mus. degree with highest honors in 1997. During this time, he studied with the noted guitar teacher John Sutherland. He was a National Finalist in the 1994 American String Teachers Association Competition, and a winner of the 1997 University of Georgia Concerto Competition.
As an amateur radio operator, he received the callsign KA5YSW at age 11, attained the highest class of radio license (Extra Class) at age 13, and at age 14 was elected to membership in the Very High Speed Club, a worldwide club for people who can use Morse Code at 40+ words per minute.