Legislation Timeline

Timeline created by 17irbyn17
In History
  • Brown V. Board of Education (1954)

    Before the "Brown V. Board of Education" case, public schools had the right to deny admission based on their race. The Supreme Court then noticed that segregation of Public Schools violated the Equal Protection Clause, meaning that it was Psychologically harming Black students. The case had a positive impact on students of color, causing them to have less Psychological problems.
  • Pynnsylvania Association of Retarded Children V. Commonwealth (1971)

    A law in Pennsylvania allowed Public Schools to deny admission to students with cognitive disabilities. After the case, students with disabilities had the right to enroll at any appropriate level public school for their education. This case positively impacted students with disabilities allowing them to feel more comfortable when it comes to learning.
  • Plyer V. Doe (1982)

    Prior to the "Plyer V. Doe (1982)" case, a law in Texas stated that the state had the right to withhold school funds from undocumented Children. The Supreme Court saw that the law in Texas was violating the 14th Amendment because it was discriminating children based on their race, and race is something beyond their control. After the case, undocumented students were able to access School funds without all the discrimination.
  • Force v. Pierce City R-VI School District (1983)

    In the "Force v. Pierce City R-VI School District (1983)" case, a middle school had football tryouts for boys only; however, one female from the same middle school showed up to try out was told try outs were restricted to boys only. After her 14th amendment was violated, the school didn't give a justifiable enough reason to keep the girl from trying out.
  • Abbott V. Burke (NJ, 1985-2011)

    The case itself takes place in New Jersey, it's about schools in low income districts having disadvantages compared to schools in wealthy districts. However, after the case, the Supreme Court ordered the state to start a program to allow the low income districts to rise financially in ordered to be compared with the wealthier districts.