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date: 19 February 2019

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This chapter clarifies the nature of right to education in the United States. It analyzes the constitutional text and judicial decisions from the past half-century to identify the right’s form, function, and scope. These interrelated, constitutive parts reveal (i) the duties and freedoms conferred by the right, (ii) the purpose and content of those educational entitlements, (iii) the conditions by which the right can be vindicated in courts, and (iv) the range of potential remedies.

Keywords: Right to education, Constitutional duties, Constitutional freedoms, Form of right, Function of right, Scope of right, Educational equity, Educational adequacy

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