Cross Purposes: Pierce v. Society of Sisters and the Struggle over Compulsory Public Education
January 28, 2011
Paula Abrams, professor of law, explores the 1925 U.S. Supreme Court case Pierce v. Society of Sisters, which sought to address the fundamental question: Do parents have the right to determine how their children should be educated? Over the years, Pierce has provided a precedent in many cases pitting parents against the state.
University of Michigan Press, 2009. 296 pages. $65.