"Schools That Shock the Conscience": Williams v. California and the Struggle for Education on Equal Terms Fifty Years after Brown

Oakes, Jeannie; Lipton, Martin
March 2004
Berkeley La Raza Law Journal;Spring2004, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p234
Academic Journal
Argues that Williams v. State of California, which was filed on May 17, 1997 provides evidence that, while much has changed since the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954, the struggle for education on equal terms remains much the same. Case and central actors; Plaintiff's claims; Responses made by the State's expert; Contested meanings of educational equality and opportunity and disagreements about the proper role of the State in ensuring them.


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