Key Facts– Oregon required that all youths attend public school, and parents and guardians obtained orders of restraint against this.
Issue– Can a state compel all youths to attend public schools?
Results– Law overturned
Reasoning– The state is not acting under exigent circumstances here. Also, children are not “mere creature[s] of the state.” Their families have a right and a duty to nurture them, which includes providing an education.