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Joshua Dunn is professor of political science at the University of Colorado–Colorado Springs. His research focuses on judicial policymaking and in particular the influence of the courts on education. He is the author of Complex Justice: The Case of Missouri v. Jenkins (University of North Carolina Press 2008) and the co-editor, with Martin West, of From Schoolhouse to Courthouse: The Judiciary’s Role in American Education (Brookings 2009). He also authors a quarterly article on law and education for Education Next.

Published Articles & Media

Modern Maturity for Charter Schools

Litigation shows they have arrived

Collective Panic

Court decision terrifies unions

Script Doctors

A compelling play on the wrong stage?

Bayou Backdown?

Obama administration retreats on vouchers

Ballots Not Barristers

Arizona case shows limits of litigation

Paycheck Protection

Court upholds Michigan law forbidding public schools from collecting union dues through payroll deductions

More School Dollars!

School finance claims shuffle back to life

Digital Discipline

We aren’t sure if you can say that

Desegregation Redux

Desegregation cases affecting hundreds of districts haven’t been concluded.

Can Carrots Become Sticks?

Court knows coercion when it sees it

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