ERIC Number: ED113804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The Supreme Court and the Religion-Education Controversy: A Tightrope to Entanglement.
O'Brien, J. Stephen; Vacca, Richard S.
The scope of this book is limited to a study of case law encompassing the major decisions of the United States Supreme Court involving religion and education. It is intended to aid readers in predicting the legal ramifications of various legislative enactments and administrative policies affecting the schools and in understanding the reasoning and procedures of the United States Supreme Court. The book is divided into six chapters. Chapter 1 is an introduction to the courts' involvement in educational decision-making; chapters 2 and 3 examine the major constitutional tests utilized by the Supreme Court in resolving cases involving the relationship of religion to education; chapters 4 and 5 discuss the emergence of the new "entanglement" test from the earlier test of "neutrality" and "child benefit"; and chapter 6 attempts to synthesize the material presented and aid readers in understanding future legal ramifications of the "entanglement" test. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Religion, Religious Education, School Law, State Church Separation, Supreme Court Litigation
Moore Publishing Co., Box 3143, West Durham Station, Durham, North Carolina 27705 ($8.95)
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