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Thread: Article - ‘Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules

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    Cyburbian Plus
    Jun 2003

    Article - ‘Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules


    In his decision, Judge Murphy agreed that state officials bore some responsibility for the quality of education in the district.
    He also agreed that giving students the opportunity to learn to read was “of incalculable importance,” adding that some level of literacy was necessary for voting, applying for a job and securing a place to live.

    “But those points do not necessarily make access to literacy a fundamental right,” he said.

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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
    Feb 2004
    on my 15 minute break
    Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I guess literacy isn't listed there.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Cyburbian Bubba's avatar
    Aug 2005
    Above urban19's plane field
    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. .
    That's from the Deceleration of Independence, not the U.S. Constitution, fwiw.
    Last edited by Bubba; 05 Jul 2018 at 9:19 AM.
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    So I guess RIF isn't a thing anymore.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Super Moderator luckless pedestrian's avatar
    Aug 2005
    in a meeting
    It may not be a civil right but it's in the nation's best interest to have a literate (at the very least, if not educated) country - I would think in the interest of GNP and other things, that it's not a good idea to allow for illiteracy
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