This paper argues that public education is an international human right that the U.S. ought to recognise and protect. Recognising a right to public education would correct a major inconsistency in U.S. law by bringing education rights docrtine more in line with international human rights law. This piece discusses how current U.S. education rights doctrine is inconsistent with U.S. tradition and legal precedent. It then demonstrates how international law recognises public education as a fundamental duty of government before arguing for why the U.S. is obligated to follow international law regarding the right to public education.
Freedom from Ignorance: the International Duty to Provide Public EducationFaculty Scholarship
Citation InformationAreto A. Imoukhuede, Freedom from Ignorance: the International Duty to Provide Public Education, in Public Law and Social Human Rights 59-67 (David A. Frenkel ed., 2013), available at http://