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ERIC Number: EJ948985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
Crossing the Borders of "Plyler v. Doe": Students without Documentation and Their Right to Rights
Radoff, Sara
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v47 n5 p436-450 2011
In this article, I show that the intersection between education policy and immigration law in the United States sustains a permanent underclass and reinforces the deliberate disenfranchisement of students without authorized immigration status. I critically analyze the Supreme Court case "Plyler s. Doe", and I suggest the DREAM Act as a means for these students to secure a "right to rights" for economic, social, and political agency. At the heart of the argument is my assertion that domiciled residency ought to ensure these students' right to educational equity within the United States, from preschool through postsecondary levels. Throughout, I reflect on the amassing group of well-educated students, whose papers are diplomas, and who increasingly make apparent the futility of citizenship status for demarcating possibilities for mobile border crossing--not only territorial borders, but also the walls built up to obstruct class and social border crossings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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