Punish Not the Children

Punish Not the Children

"A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court does not necessarily mean the end of battles over a disputed issue. The wars over abortion still rage despite the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. So, too, with the Supreme Court case Plyler v. Doe, which allowed undocumented children to enroll in Texas public schools and marked a turning point in immigration rights. But the battles over undocumented school children continue, as Michael A. Olivas shows in his book “No Undocumented Child Left Behind: Plyler v. Doe and the Education of Undocumented Schoolchildren,” recently released by New York University Press. Here, Olivas, a law professor at the University of Houston, explores where the law and the nation stand today." - Washington Post, Mar. 14, 2012.