Professor Michael Helfand, "Substantially Obligated" -- City Journal
Professor Michael A. Helfand's opinion article, "Substantially Obligated," is published in the City Journal. The article considers the decision in the New York case In re Parents for Educational and Religious Liberty in Schools v. Young, that places the obligation to meet educational standards on parents, not schools. The decision undermines the New York State Education Department's abiity to regulate nonpublic schools.
Excerpt from "Substantially Obligated"
There is a conceptual elegance to the court’s decision. Yes, children must receive a substantially equivalent education. But that obligation rests with the parents. Therefore, if a nonpublic school fails to provide that education, then the parents must provide supplemental materials and instruction.
The complete article may be found at City Journal