- Federal Courts Can’t Solve Our Education Ills
- February 24, 2017 | Authors: Alfred A. Lindseth; Lee A. Peifer; Rocco E. Testani
- Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Atlanta Office
Does the U.S. Constitution guarantee a right to education? It does not, the Supreme Court declared in San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, a 1973 case alleging that disparities in spending levels among Texas school districts violated students’ constitutional rights.
In their article for the Spring 2017 edition of Education Next, Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys Rocco Testani, Alfred Lindseth and Lee Peifer contend that a reversal of Rodriguez would lead not to educational parity but to endless litigation.