Podcast: Justin Driver on the past and future of Supreme Court education rulings and public schools

University of Chicago Law School's Justin Driver reflects on the history of Supreme Court education rulings and foreshadows legal issues that may be percolating in public schools today.

The United States Supreme Court has long been a determining factor on major issues facing students and schools. But over the last several decades, says Justin Driver, a professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, its decisions have actually undermined the protection of students’ Constitutional Rights.

“We don’t often think about schools as being shaped by constitutional law, but I when stepped back and was examining material, I noticed students had host of rights that are distinct when in the public schools and are quite different from when in the public park after school,” Driver says.

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