The Right to Education: States Recognize It and So Should the Federal Government

By Justin Lockett
Published by the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy

Education, without a doubt, is the proverbial gatekeeper of societal advancement for individuals of moderate means. Furthermore, regardless of a child's socioeconomic status, each child deserves the opportunity to have a quality education. In this article for the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, Smith Anderson's Justin Lockett argues that the right to education for K-12 students is poorly protected, especially at the federal level, and that the fundamental right to education can, and should be, found within the United States Constitution under either the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clauses or the Equal Protection Clause.

A PDF of the entire article can be viewed here.

Reprinted with permission from Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, Copyright © 2023.


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