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Cross Purposes: Pierce v. Society of Sisters and the Struggle over Compulsory Public Education

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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.

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