From Schoolhouse to Courthouse: The Judiciary's Role in American Education

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$26.68
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $24.77
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 14%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $24.77   
  • New (2) from $24.77   
  • Used (3) from $25.00   

Overview

From race to speech, from religion to school funding, from discipline to special education, few aspects of education policy have escaped the courtroom over the past fifty years.
Predictably, much controversy has ensued. Supporters of education litigation contend that the courts are essential to secure student (and civil) rights, while critics insist that the courts distort policy and that the mere threat of litigation undermines the authority of teachers and administrators.

From Schoolhouse to Courthouse brings together experts on law, political science, and education policy to test these claims. Shep Melnick (Boston College) and James Ryan (University of Virginia School of Law) draw lessons from judicial efforts to promote school desegregation and civil rights. Martha Derthick (University of Virginia), John Dinan (Wake Forest University), and Michael Heise (Cornell Law School) discuss litigation over high-stakes testing and school finance in the era of No Child Left Behind. Richard Arum (New York University), Samuel R. Bagenstos (Washington University Law School), and Frederick M. Hess (American Enterprise Institute) analyze the consequences of court rulings for school discipline, special education, and district management. Finally, editors Joshua Dunn and Martin R. West probe the tangled relationship between religious freedom, student speech, and school choice.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815703075
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press with the Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 566,903
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Joshua Dunn is assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado–Colorado Springs and the author of Complex Justice:The Case of Missouri v. Jenkins (University of North Carolina Press, 2008). Martin R.West is assistant professor of education, political science, and public policy at Brown University and executive editor of Education Next.With Paul E. Peterson, he edited School Money Trials (Brookings, 2006) and No Child Left Behind? (Brookings, 2003).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword Chester E. Finn, Jr. Finn, Chester E., Jr.

Pt. 1 Context

1 The Supreme Court as School Board Revisited Martin R. West West, Martin R. Joshua M. Dunn Dunn, Joshua M.

2 Taking Remedies Seriously: Can Courts Control Public Schools? R. Shep Melnick Melnick, R. Shep

3 School Superintendents and the Law: Cages of Their Own Design? Frederick M. Hess Hess, Frederick M. Lance D. Fusarelli Fusarelli, Lance D.

Pt. 2 Settled Issues

4 The Real Lessons of School Desegregation James E. Ryan Ryan, James E.

5 School Finance Litigation: The Third Wave Recedes John Dinan Dinan, John

6 The Judiciary's Now-Limited Role in Special Education Samuel R. Bagenstos Bagenstos, Samuel R.

7 Pass or Fail? Litigating High-Stakes Testing Michael Heise Heise, Michael

Pt. 3 Persistent Conflicts

8 School Choice Litigation after Zelman Martin R. West West, Martin R.

9 Talking about Religion: Separation, Freedom of Speech, and Student Rights Joshua M. Dunn Dunn, Joshua M.

10 Litigation under No Child Left Behind Martha Derthick Derthick, Martha

11 Still Judging School Discipline Richard Arum Arum, Richard Doreet Preiss Preiss, Doreet

Contributors

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)