Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind
The Torch Club
18 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10003
6:00 p.m. – Check-in
6:30 p.m. – Program
7:30 p.m. – Book signing
Race, sex, religion, crime, liberty, patriotism, equality. How the Supreme Court has addressed such hot button issues has shaped and reshaped public education and the constitutional rights of students across the country. In his new book, Justin Driver maintains that since the 1970s, the Supreme Court has regularly abdicated responsibility in protecting students’ rights, risking transforming public schools into Constitution-free zones and in turn threatening the basic constitutional order for all Americans. How has corporal punishment, random drug tests, strip searches, and other questionable actions taken by educators passed legal muster?
Join Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law at University of Chicago Law School, and author of The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind and Melissa Murray, Professor Of Law, NYU School Of Law, to discuss this and other incendiary legal debates regarding public schools and its effects on American society.
Justin Driver’s book will be available on-site for purchase.
Complimentary wine and beer will be served.
Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
Melissa Murray, Professor Of Law, NYU School Of Law