50 Years After San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez: New and Old Fights for Equity in Public Schools

February 17, 2023

Demetrio P. Rodriguez (center), lead plaintiff in San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez.

The Virginia Law Review (VLR) Online invites you to join us in Charlottesville, Virginia on February 17, 2023 for this year’s Symposium: “50 Years After San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez: New and Old Fights for Equity in Public Schools.” Fifty years ago, the majority of the Supreme Court in Rodriguez rejected the claim that education is a fundamental right and held that Texas’ system of using local property taxes to fund its public schools did not violate the Equal Protection Clause. Today, the fight for equity in K-12 public education continues on numerous fronts––some decades-old and some unique to the present moment. With debates about public schooling increasingly becoming a microcosm of larger political and social issues, we are interested in contextualizing these struggles and thinking creatively about ways to forge a more just and equitable system. This one-day Symposium will feature paper presentations, topical panel discussions, a book signing, a keynote address, and more.

Schedule

For an overview of the schedule for the Symposium, please see HERE.

Registration

All Symposium participants and attendees must register for the event by securing a free Eventbrite ticket HERE.

For more information about planning your trip to Charlottesville, Virginia, please see HERE.

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