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The 1982 U. S. Supreme Court case of Plyler v. Doe, which made it possible for undocumented children to enroll in Texas public schools, was a watershed moment for immigrant rights in the United States. The Court struck down both a state statute denying funding for education to undocumented children and a municipal school district's attempt to charge an annual $1,000 tuition fee for each undocumented student to compensate for the lost state funding. Yet while this case has not returned to the Supreme Court, it is frequently contested at the state and local level.

In No Undocumented Child Left Behind, Michael A. Olivas tells a fascinating history of the landmark case, examining how, 30 years later, Plyler v. Doe continues to suffer from implementation issues and requires additional litigation and vigilance to enforce the ruling. He takes a comprehensive look at the legal regime it established regarding the education of undocumented school children, moves up through its implementation, including direct and indirect attacks on it, and closes with the ongoing, highly charged debates over the Development, Relief, and Education for Minors (DREAM) Act, which aims to give conditional citizenship to undocumented college students who graduated from US high schools and have been in the country for at least five years. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. 1. Why Plyler Matters
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. 2. The Story of Plyler v. Doe: The Education of Undocumented Children and the Polity
  2. pp. 7-33
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  1. 3. The Implementation of Plyler v. Doe
  2. pp. 35-61
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  1. 4. The Political Economy of the DREAM Act and the Legislative Process: Doe Goes to College
  2. pp. 63-86
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  1. 5. Conclusion: The Discourse and the Danger (or, Why Plyler Should Have Been Decided on Preemption Grounds)
  2. pp. 87-103
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 105-158
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 159-188
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 189-192
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 193
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814762455
Related ISBN
9780814762448
MARC Record
OCLC
858699883
Launched on MUSE
2012-11-16
Language
English
Open Access
No
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