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1. Electronic Resource1. History of Brown v. Board of Education
Read "History of Brown v. Board of Education," from the United States Courts website.
2. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Read the Syllabus and Opinion of "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)," from the Justia website.
3. Public Education for Immigrant Students: States Challenge Supreme Court's Decision in Plyler v. Doe
Read "Public Education for Immigrant Students: States Challenge Supreme Court's Decision in Plyler v. Doe," from the Immigrant Policy Center of the American Immigration Council (2012).
4. Plyler v. Doe
Read "Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982)," from the Justia website.
5. Equal Protection
Read "Equal Protection," from the Heritage Guide to The Constitution website.
6. Equality and the Fourteenth Amendment: A New Constitution
Read "Equality and the Fourteenth Amendment: A New Constitution," and view the video clips, on the Constitution USA with Peter Sagal page of the PBS website.
7. Do the Children of Illegal Immigrants Have the Right to a Public Education?
Read "Do the Children of Illegal Immigrants Have the Right to a Public Education?" and view the video clips on the Constitution USA with Peter Sagal page of the PBS website.
Equal Protection and Public Education Essay
Research the implications of equal protection for K-12 students within one of the following groups:
1. Classifications based on English language learners;
2. Classifications through ability grouping/tracking;
3. Classifications in academic programs based on gender;
4. Classifications in sports programs based on gender; and
5. Classifications to assign students to specific schools for racial balance.
In a 500-750-word essay, address the following for the group that you have chosen:
1. Summarize the factual background on how the students are classified;
2. Identify the legal issues presented by these classifications; and
3. Describe what equal protection requires.
Include at least five references in your essay. At least three of the five references should cite U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
Topic 3: Discussion Question 2- word count 200-250
In the assigned readings and videos, the Heritage Foundation and Peter Sagal seem at odds in their respective positions toward the 14th Amendment and the evolution of equal protection. How do you reconcile equality versus equity in public education today?
Topic 3: Discussion Question 1- word count 200-250
How did Brown v. Board of Education change public education? Has the promise of Brown v. Board of Education been realized? Support your position with reference to a current event.