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Education Law Stories


reviewed by Benjamin Michael Superfine — March 24, 2009

coverTitle: Education Law Stories
Author(s): Michael A. Olivas and Ronna Greff Schneider (Eds.).
Publisher: Foundation Press, New York
ISBN: 159941032X, Pages: 385, Year: 2007
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As the introductory chapter of Education Law Stories states, “legal issues involving education have greatly proliferated in recent times.” (p. 1). Since the Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the courts have increasingly addressed some of the most important problems and issues facing U.S. schools, such as the equality of educational opportunity and the place of religion in schools. Such issues are often not just important in the context of schools, but reflect major social disagreements that extend more broadly. Moving forward, it appears that the courts will continue to address these types of educational issues and accordingly shape some of the most important educational and social issues of the day. Responding to the important role that the courts have played in addressing such issues, Education Law Stories presents narratives of twelve major education law cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, beginning with Brown v. Board... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 24, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15596, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 3:53:41 AM

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  • Benjamin Superfine
    University of Illinois at Chicago
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    BENJAMIN MICHAEL SUPERFINE is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Superfine received his J.D. and Ph.D. in Education Foundations and Policy from the University of Michigan. Superfine’s research interests have focused on the intersection of education law and policy, school finance reform law and policy, standards-based reform and accountability policies, and the role of science in the educational policy process. His research is interdisciplinary and addresses educational issues through the lenses of law, history, and social science. Superfine’s recent book, The Courts and Standards-based Education Reform, was published by Oxford University Press in 2008.
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