Critical Perspectives to Advance Educational Equity and Health Justice

Posted: 13 Dec 2023

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Nicole Tuchinda

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Yael Cannon

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: December 12, 2023

Abstract

A robust body of research supports the centrality of K-12 education to health and well-being. Critical perspectives, particularly Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Dis/ability Critical Race Studies (DisCrit), can deepen and widen health justice’s exploration of how and why a range of educational inequities drive health disparities. The CRT approaches of counter-narrative storytelling, race consciousness, inter-sectionality, and praxis can help scholars, researchers, policymakers, and advocates understand the disparate negative health impacts of education law and policy on students of color, students with disabilities, and those with intersecting identities. Critical perspectives focus upon and strengthen the necessary exploration of how structural racism, ableism, and other systemic barriers manifest in education and drive health disparities so that these barriers can be removed.

Keywords: education law, health law, critical race theory

Suggested Citation

Tuchinda, Nicole and Cannon, Yael, Critical Perspectives to Advance Educational Equity and Health Justice (December 12, 2023). 50 J. of L., Medicine & Ethics 776 (2023) , Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Research Paper No. 2023-21, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4662573

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Yael Cannon

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

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