ERIC Number: ED270346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The U.S. Constitution and Education.
Although education is primarily a state function, its importance to our society makes it fertile ground for litigation. The Constitution--by authorizing the Congress to enact legislation--constrains and prescribes what happens in schools. Legislative histories, especially since the early 1960s, are outlined here. The major topics include: constitutional limits on the inculcation of religious, political, and moral values; freedom of expression for teachers and students in the school environment; the free exercise of religion; the requirements of fair procedures in the school environment; and the obligation to provide equal educational opportunity. (BZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United States Constitution
Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (70th, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).