ERIC Number: EJ918591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Reference Count: 43
ASBO at 100: A Supreme Court Retrospective on Religion, Student Rights, and Employee Rights
Russo, Charles J.
School Business Affairs, v75 n2 p36-40 Feb 2009
In the opening sentence of his May 1949 article in this journal, Ward W. Keesecker was on the mark in writing, "What the Supreme Court of the United States has said pertaining to State school administration and how their decisions affect the rights and privileges of individuals are matters of wide interest and concern to school business officials and teachers generally" (p. 1). Based on the role that the Supreme Court has assumed in shaping American education, this column reviews key cases dealing with religious issues in schools, student rights, and employee rights to due process and free speech. As this column demonstrates, Supreme Court cases involving the rights of students and school employees have had a profound effect on the lives of school business officials, other education leaders, and everyone else associated with public education. As ASBO embarks on its second century, the only thing about which its members can be certain is that the Court will continue to resolve cases that help shape the future of public education.
Descriptors: Civil Rights, School Administration, Court Litigation, Student Rights, School Business Officials, Public Schools, Religion, State Aid, Private Schools, Freedom of Speech, Discipline, Employees
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