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Legal Issues for School Districts Related to the Education of Undocumented Children

Grade Levels

Kindergarten , 1st Grade , 2nd Grade , 3rd Grade , 4th Grade , 5th Grade , 6th Grade , 7th Grade , 8th Grade , 9th Grade , 10th Grade , 11th Grade , 12th Grade


A glance at a few newspaper headlines reveals that the issue of undocumented persons living in the United States is controversial. The U.S. Supreme Court held in Plyler v. Doe that undocumented children have a constitutional right to receive a free publicnK-12 education. This booklet discusses 13 legal questions commonly asked by school board members and school administrators related to undocumented students.


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