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Equal Educational Opportunity and Constitutional Theory: Preliminary Thoughts on the Role of School Choice and the Autonomy Principle


Michael Heise


Cornell Law School


Journal of Law & Politics, Vol. 14, No. 3, Summer 1998

Abstract:     
Inadequate schools impede America's long-standing quest for greater equal educational opportunity. The equal educational opportunity doctrine, traditionally moored in terms of race, has expanded to include notions of educational adequacy. Educational adequacy is frequently construed in terms of educational spending and framed in terms largely incident to constitutional litigation.

This paper explores the potential intersections of the school choice and school finance movements, particularly as they relate to litigation and policy. The paper argues that school choice policies constitute a viable remedy for successful school finance litigation and form a remedy that simultaneously advances individual autonomy, one critical constitutional principle.

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Date posted: October 22, 1999  

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Heise, Michael, Equal Educational Opportunity and Constitutional Theory: Preliminary Thoughts on the Role of School Choice and the Autonomy Principle. Journal of Law & Politics, Vol. 14, No. 3, Summer 1998. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=182813

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