In Kennedy’s Retirement Also Jeopardizes Public Education for Undocumented Children, Slate highlights a critical issue: Justice Kennedy was one of five votes that ruled schools must accept undocumented students.

What will happen with his departure?

One interesting tidbit in the article that I didn’t know was that then Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (who went on to start the iCivcs site in her retirement) voted against requiring schools to teach the undocumented.