Discuss the role of the federal government in controlling education. The Fourteenth Amendment details the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clause. Explain what each requires and its effect on public schools, as well as students and teachers.
In society today, education is mainly funded by the government and almost governed by the government’s body or by a non-profit institution. In most developed countries, the government make sure that a free education is provided for all children at least in primary and secondary level. The evolving role of government extends to the federal government who immensely assist in legislative actions. This paper is thus going to deal with the role of the federal government in controlling education. The later part of this paper will look at The Fourth Amendment documents and specifically delve on the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clause and how each contributes to education.