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Education and the Supreme Court

reviewed by Donald Van Cleve — 1956

coverTitle: Education and the Supreme Court
Author(s): Clark Spurlock
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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In this useful book the author quotes extensively and comments at length on thirty-seven of forty-five cases affecting education which have been brought before the Supreme Court since 1789. Thirty-six of these cases have appeared on the docket of the Court since 1901. Eight were decided between 1951 and 1954. This rising frequency of appeals to the Court is no cause for surprise, as the author notes. The exigencies of history and the influence of strong personalities on the Court have insured its participation, though in an oblique manner, in the conduct of education. The author divides his treatment of the cases into three parts. The first part takes up questions of state and Federal powers and function. In these cases, action by state legislatures or by the Congress bearing upon education was decided by the Court on the basis of those sections of the Constitution setting up the structures and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 58 Number 1, 1956, p. 51-51
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4586, Date Accessed: 9/23/2018 12:19:37 PM

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