ERIC Number: ED449582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Schools and Religion. Proceedings before the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Executive Summary and Transcript of Proceedings held in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Seattle, Washington, Spring/Summer 1998.
This report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights assembles information about religious discrimination in the nation's public schools. The commission concentrated its review on: (1) assessing school districts' compliance with the Equal Access Act, and the Supreme Court decisions governing equal access to school facilities by religious groups; (2) determining whether schools are maintaining the delicate balance between the legally mandated separation of church and state while complying with equal access laws; (3) determining whether all religious groups are being accorded protection under existing law; and (4) identifying specific religious practices and beliefs that may be subject to discrimination or denial of equal protection. The transcripts that follow the summary embody an ample supply of facts, concerns, and recommendations about an important area of civil-rights law presented by knowledgeable witnesses. Appendices contain a letter by the Secretary of Education and the text of a radio address by President Clinton. (DFR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Note: Organized and written under the supervision of Deputy General Counsel Edward A. Hailes, Jr.