The Education Exchange: Detroit Students Get U.S. Constitutional Right to a Basic Minimum Education. What Happens Next?

Lawyer Rocco Testani assesses the 6th Circuit’s recent decision in the Detroit schools case Gary B. v Whitmer: “in constitutional law, there is not a remedy to redress every social ill.”

By 05/18/2020

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The co-leader of the Eversheds Sutherland Business and Commercial Litigation team, Rocco E. Testani, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a recent decision from the Sixth Circuit in the Gary B. v. Whitmer case. The court ruled that “substandard outcomes” in Detroit’s public schools violated a Constitutional right to a basic education for students, going against decades of precedent.

In a blog post for Education Next, “Federal Appeals Judges Discover Constitutional Right to ‘Basic Minimum Education’,” Joshua Dunn offers further analysis of the case.

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