ERIC Number: EJ585649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Christmas Trees, Carols, and Santa Claus: The Dichotomy of the First Amendment in the Public Schools and How the Implementation of a Religious Policy Affected a Community.
Brown, Marc W.
Journal of Law and Education, v28 n2 p145-92 Apr 1999
Since public schools serve children of diverse religious backgrounds, an upstate New York district tried to construct a policy where all students felt comfortable. Proponents had an uphill struggle, since many constituents found nonreligious Christmas assemblies and displays acceptable. This article highlights Williamsville's Free Exercise and Establishment clause battles. (281 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Establishment Clause; First Amendment