[caption id="attachment_37043" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="President Obama and Elena Kagan discuss her nomination at the White House. (AP photo)"]President Obama and Elena Kagan discuss her nomination at the White House. Photo-AP.[/caption]

Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama’s pick to fill Justice John Paul Stevens's seat on the Supreme Court, could become a voice for education rights, thanks to her background as an esteemed professor who comes from a family of educators.

Kagan was born in New York City in 1960. Her father was a lawyer and former chairman of a community board on Manhattan's Upper West...

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