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Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity through the State Courts

Michael A. Rebell


Over the past thirty-five years, federal courts have dramatically retreated from actively promoting school desegregation. In the meantime, state courts have taken up the mantle of promoting the vision of educational equity originally articulated in Brown v. Board of Education. This book provides a detailed analysis of why the state courts have taken on this active role and how successful their efforts have been. Since 1973, litigants have challenged the constitutionality of education finance systems in forty-five states on the grounds that they deprive many poor and minority students of adequa ... More

Keywords: education, educational equity, state courts, poor students, minority students, judicial activism, constitutionality, school desegregation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226706191
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226706184.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael A. Rebell, author