Courts and Kids

| August 2, 2010

Title: Courts and kids : pursuing educational equity through the state courts
Author: Michael Rebell
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2009
Check it Out: LC213.2 .R427 2009 c.3

Recommendations: “Having devoted his professional life to the pursuit of educational equity through court litigation, Michael Rebell speaks with a special authority about how the long battle has been waged and what its fruits have been. One need not agree with him on all points—and I don’t—to learn from his almost four decades on the barricades battling for greater court-mandated opportunities for school kids. His book provides a vivid brain scan of how a fine activist lawyer thinks about an urgent social problem.”—Peter H. Schuck, Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law, Yale University(Peter H. Schuck )

From the Publisher: Over the past thirty-five years, federal courts have dramatically retreated from actively promoting school desegregation. In the meantime, state courts have taken up the mantle of promoting the vision of educational equity originally articulated in Brown v. Board of Education. Courts and Kids is the first detailed analysis of why the state courts have taken on this active role and how successful their efforts have been.

About the Author: Michael A. Rebell is executive director of the Campaign for Education Equity, executive director of the National Access Network, professor of law and educational practice at Teachers College, Columbia University, and adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School.

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