There is no fundamental right to education in our country. Many people if asked to think of education and the courts can recall Brown v. Board of Education, one of the key legal victories for education. This landmark case ruled that the system of racial segregation in the schools in the South was not, in fact, equal and that it violated the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution. This case, more than 50 years old, and a few that followed it, removed formal segregation from Southern schools, but our educational systems in the United States still remain unequal. Children of color and poor white children are more likely to go to poorer schools with fewer resources, even in the public schools. And our public schools are as segregated as they were when segregation was legal.