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Children’s Human Rights and Public Schooling in the United States

  • Julia Hall

Part of the Constructing Knowledge book series (CKCS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Julia Hall
    Pages 1-16
  3. Valerie Polakow, Huayun Xu
    Pages 17-43
  4. Craig Centrie
    Pages 45-69
  5. Jessica Nina Lester, Allison Daniel Anders
    Pages 71-87
  6. Delores D. Liston, Regina Rahimi
    Pages 89-101
  7. Virginia Batchelor, Illana Lane
    Pages 103-115
  8. Brian W. Lagotte
    Pages 117-135
  9. Keith M. Sturges
    Pages 137-157
  10. Carl E. James, Sam Tecle, Desmond Miller
    Pages 159-174
  11. Encarnación Garza, Encarnación Jr.
    Pages 175-192

About this book

Introduction

Promotion Text for Children’s Human Rights and Public Schooling in the United States Julia Hall The United States tends to portray itself as a human rights leader. However, human rights concerns are confronted everyday by people in this democracy, including children. The purpose of this volume is to bring attention to the fact that against the backdrop of neoliberal expansion, serious human rights violations are taking place among children everywhere, including in the US. The daily struggles among groups of school children in the US are specifically considered here, such as children who are sorted by race, homeless children, transient children, child refugees, children as targeted by human traffickers, and/or child migrant workers. As the economy continues to constrict, more and more young people find themselves struggling to grow up on these razor thin margins of survival. Given current economic arrangements, such margins are widening. The definition of “children’s human rights” as understood in this analysis is taken directly from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child [CRC]. Here emphasis is placed on ways in which the CRC could be used to serve more effectively the needs of the most vulnerable populations of school-age children in the US and elsewhere. Public schools could be the very place where children come to understand they have rights. Unfortunately, many children do not get this information. Instead the protections stated in the CRC and the realities of the lives of so many children are often worlds apart. This volume sets out to be a part of changing this.

Keywords

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child public schooling children’s human rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Julia Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.D’Youville CollegeBuffaloUSA

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