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The Courts as Educational Policy Makers


by Raphael O. Nystrand & W. Frederick Staub 1978

Our purpose in this chapter is to consider the manner and extent to which the courts shape educational policy. One thesis popular with many educators is that the courts are usurping the policy-making roles of professional educators and board of education members. We shall challenge this thesis and argue instead that judicial participation in educational matters has been essentially a conservative process that endeavors to support state and local school officials insofar as their actions are consistent with constitutional guarantees.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 77, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 79 Number 5, 1978, p. 27-53
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21550, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 7:18:56 AM

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