Realizing Educational Rights: Advancing School Reform Through Courts and Communities

Realizing Educational Rights: Advancing School Reform Through Courts and Communities

By: Anne Newman (author)Hardback

1 - 2 weeks availability

£23.52 RRP £24.00  You save £0.48 (2%) & FREE Saver Delivery on orders over £25

Description

In Realizing Educational Rights, Anne Newman examines two educational rights questions that arise at the intersection of political theory, educational policy, and law: What is the place of a right to education in a participatory democracy, and how can we realize this right in the United States? Tracking these questions across both philosophical and pragmatic terrain, she addresses urgent moral and political questions, offering a rare, double-pronged look at educational justice in a democratic society. Newman argues that an adequate K-12 education is the right of all citizens, as a matter of equality, and emphasizes that this right must be shielded from the sway of partisan and majoritarian policy making far more than it currently is. She then examines how educational rights are realized in our current democratic structure, offering two case studies of leading types of rights-based activism: school finance litigation on the state level and the mobilization of citizens through community-based organizations. Bringing these case studies together with rich philosophical analysis, Realizing Educational Rights advances understanding of the relationships among moral and legal rights, education reform, and democratic politics.

Create a review

About Author

Anne Newman is a researcher at the University of California Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California. She is coauthor of Between Movement and Establishment: Organizations Advocating for Youth.

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780226071749
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780226071749
  • weight: 399
  • ISBN10: 022607174X

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close