March 16, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Eastern Time
*CANCELLED* ACS Philadelphia: “The Schoolhouse Gate” with Professor Justin Driver
Join the ACS Philadelphia Lawyer Chapter for a discussion with Professor Justin Driver on his new book, The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind.
Judicial decisions assessing the constitutional rights of students in the nation’s public schools have consistently generated bitter controversy. From racial segregation to unauthorized immigration, from antiwar protests to compulsory flag salutes, from economic inequality to teacher-led prayer—these are but a few of the cultural anxieties dividing American society that the Supreme Court has addressed in elementary and secondary schools. The Schoolhouse Gate gives a fresh, lucid, and provocative account of the historic legal battles waged over education and illuminates contemporary disputes that continue to fracture the nation.
Justin Driver, Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Member, ACS National Board of Academic Advisors
Books will be available for purchase. A signing will follow the discussion.