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ERIC Number: ED524094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 60
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
No Time to Lose: Why America Needs an Education Amendment to the US Constitution to Improve Public Education
Southern Education Foundation
This report outlines the case for an education amendment to the US Constitution to reduce radical disparities in the allocation of resources and funds for the education of the nation's public school students. The report argues that an education amendment is the best way to fundamentally reform the "structural arrangements" that are wasting the talent and productive capacities of millions of Americans. Such an amendment would provide a permanent framework for the exercise of federal power in the area of public education and provide sorely needed clarification of the federal role. Enactment of an education amendment requiring the federal government to augment state resources and finances to ensure that all Americans have fair and equal access to quality public education is an idea, a possibility, whose time has come. Appended are: (1) The South: America's Legacy of Gross Disparities in Funding Education; and (2) Judicial Findings: Egregious Conditions and Disparities in Public Schools. A bibliography is included. (Contains 58 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Education Foundation
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Rodriguez v San Antonio Independent School District; United States Constitution