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Orfield, Gary – Educational Researcher, 2013
Good research does not mean good policy, but policy or legal conclusions that rely on false assumptions are certain to be bad. When the rights of U.S. students of color are at stake, the Supreme Courts need the best research findings the country can offer. The U.S. Constitution contains sweeping and undefined terms. Reaching a conclusion about the…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Courts
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Taysum, Alison – Educational Review, 2013
This paper examines ways educational leaders engaging with doctoral research have worked for students' participation in education systems. Twenty-four interviews were conducted with educational leaders of schools, colleges, and districts in England and the US doing doctoral research. The findings reveal that the leaders identify US and English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Doctoral Programs, Neoliberalism
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Bon, Susan C. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Educational leaders are bound by legal and ethical imperatives to make certain that all children have access to an education and the opportunity to learn. To better understand how law and ethics intersect, this article adopted the cultural study perspective to analyze U.S. Supreme Court opinions for language revealing the intersection of law and…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Ethics, Legal Responsibility, Equal Education
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McPherson, Ezella – Education and Urban Society, 2010
The U.S. District of Columbia's Federal Circuit Court decision in "Hobson v. Hanson" (1967) case eliminated racial discriminatory tracking practices in the nation's capitol's public schools. The court ruled that D.C. Public Schools' tracking violated African American and low income students' rights to equal opportunities to education…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Equal Education, Court Litigation
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Meyer, Elizabeth J.; Stader, David – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2009
This article builds on Lugg's (2006) discussion of surveillance in public schools and how queer youth are resisting schools' current efforts to regulate sexual orientation and gender expression in the U.S. and internationally. Legal complaints initiated by queer youth against their schools for harassment and access to extra-curricular activities…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Social Bias
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Jackson, Barbara Loomis – Educational Policy, 2008
This article explores the legacies of the 1954 "Brown v. Board of Education" Supreme Court decision within the historical context of race relations in the United States. The pursuit by African Americans to exercise their rights of citizenship is described as influenced by the changing face of fear. The Supreme Court decisions that…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Relations, Educational Change, Court Litigation
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McCarthy, Martha M. – Educational Horizons, 2005
Few topics evoke more emotion than how to discipline children in public schools. And not many people are neutral in their views toward corporal punishment. Surprisingly, the United States stands almost alone on its position regarding the legality of corporal punishment. Among thirty-five industrialized countries, only the United States and the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Foreign Countries
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Wishon, Phillip; Geringer, Jennifer – Early Child Development and Care, 2005
Fifty years ago, on 17 May 1954, the United States Supreme Court ruled in "Brown v. Board of Education" that the "separate but equal" doctrine that had effectively legalized "educational apartheid" some 58 years earlier deprived racially segregated children of the equal protection of laws guaranteed by the fourteenth…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Court Litigation
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Russo, Charles J. – Education and the Law, 2004
"Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas" (1954) ("Brown I"), is the United States Supreme Court's most significant ruling on education, if not of all time. In "Brown I", the Court unanimously held that "de jure" racial segregation in public schools violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth…
Descriptors: African American Children, Equal Education, School Desegregation, Racial Segregation
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2004
When asked by Thurgood Marshall during the Brown v. Board of Education desegregation case to join a team of scholars to answer questions posed by the U.S. Supreme Court about the intent of the framers of the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment, Dr. John Hope Franklin didn't hesitate to accept. This document contains personal accounts of the famous…
Descriptors: African Americans, United States History, Historians, Constitutional Law
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Engl, Margaret; Permuth, Steven B.; Wonder, Terri K. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2004
In the fall of 1953, the Supreme Court of the United States received the case of "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka" (347 U.S. 483, 1954) that raised essential questions, including whether separate but "equal" facilities in education can be provided for black students in the United States or whether the consideration of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Equal Education, Courts, Court Litigation
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Thernstrom, Abigail – Academic Questions, 2003
On 23 June 2003, the Supreme Court of the United States issued two rulings on the constitutionality of race preferences in university admissions. The cases in question both involved the University of Michigan and were designated Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger. The Michigan rulings were a stunning triumph for race preferences, from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Constitutional Law, Race, Affirmative Action