Rodriguez at 50

A new essay by institute director Kimberly Jenkins Robinson explores lessons learned from the Supreme Court’s decision in San Antonio School District v. Rodriguez, which refused to recognize a federal right to education just over 50 years ago.  

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About the Institute

The Education Rights Institute aims to expand the opportunity for every student in the United States to enjoy a right to a high-quality education.

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Read about research institute-affiliated scholars are producing.

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Learn about the staff of the institute.

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Affiliated faculty bring policy and research experience.

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Courses and Beyond

Courses, clinics and extracurricular activities offer students opportunities to learn the law and gain practical experience.

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News & Events

News and upcoming events from the institute.

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