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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
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ERIC Number: ED270346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The U.S. Constitution and Education.
Levin, Betsy
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United States Constitution
Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Ed