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Martha Derthick


Martha Derthick is a political scientist retired from the government and foreign affairs faculty at the University of Virginia. She is the author of numerous books on public policy in the United States, including Policymaking for Social Security (1979), The Politics of Deregulation (with Paul J. Quirk, 1985), and Up in Smoke: From Legislation to Litigation in Tobacco Politics (2005). With Joshua Dunn, she co-authors a quarterly column, Legal Beat, for Education Next.

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Courts and Choice

Testing the constitutionality of charters and vouchers

The Enforcers

Parents may gain right to sue over NCLB

Adequately Fatigued

Court rulings disappoint plaintiffs

Affirmative Action Docketed

The Supreme Court takes up race-based school assignment

Judging Money

When courts decide how to spend taxpayer dollars

Virtual Legality

Unions and Home Schoolers Attack Internet Education

A Setback in Dover

Last rites for Intelligent Design

Florida Grows a Lemon

Court contortions overturn a successful voucher program

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