Is education a constitutional right?
Is there a constitutional right to education? In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court said “no” in San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, which dealt with disparities in spending levels among Texas school districts, notes Education Next.
Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School professor, and Kimberly Robinson, professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, argue that the court should overturn the Rodriguez decision in Inequitable Schools Demand a Federal Remedy.
Federal Courts Can’t Solve Our Education Ills respond attorneys Alfred A. Lindseth, Rocco E. Testani, and Lee A. Peifer.