In this sample, you will find:
Elevating Equity and Justice takes you on a journey through ten U.S. Supreme Court opinions involving public schools. Why these ten? Because they delve into some of the most important topics and situations educators face every day. Covering the landscape of both civil rights (discrimination) and civil liberties (individual freedom and privacy), Robert Kim provides insight into how educators might be able to support students who are at risk or face unique challenges or needs, as well as a sense of how each case impacts schools and education today, including more recent legal developments.
This sample includes a deep dive into Plyler v. Doe (1982): Schools may not deny school-age children who are undocumented immigrants a free public education.
Topic: Immigrant Students
Main Lesson: Schools must admit (and educators must treat) immigrant students, including undocumented students, equally; undocumented students have a right to equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.