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Prof. Wade Henderson Calls for a National Right to Education

Friday, March 29, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
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Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference and the Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. Chair of Public Interest Law, published an editorial in the New Journal & Guide calling on the federal government to assume a greater role in providing equitable funding to schools.

Henderson writes, "The legacy of [San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez] is a messy patchwork of state policies that underfund schools in poor communities, resulting in a child’s zip code having primacy over a Constitutional guarantee of equality under the law. For the last forty years, state-based solutions have failed our kids. Without an established national right to education, we risk seeing more of the same over the next 40 years."

Read the full editorial in the New Journal & Guide, "PART 11: ‘The State of Equality and Justice in America’"

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