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Realizing Educational Rights: Advancing School Reform through Courts and Communities

Anne Newman


In this book, Anne Newman addresses urgent moral and policy questions about educational justice in a democratic society. She focuses on two questions that arise at the intersection of political theory, educational policy, and the law. The first is a theoretical question: What is the place of a right to education in a deliberative democracy? She argues for this right as a matter of equal citizenship, and emphasizes that it must be shielded from the sway of majoritarian policy-making far more carefully than policy-makers and theorists recognize. She then turns to a related practical question: Ho ... More

Keywords: Education reform, Educational policy, Right to education, Educational justice, Equal citizenship, Community-based organizations, School finance litigation, Democratic politics, Deliberative democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226071749
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226071886.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Newman, author