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Murray, Olivia – Multicultural Perspectives, 2011
In the wake of institutionalized homophobia afflicting public schools, the nation faces a unique opportunity to acknowledge and transform the assumption that all people are or should be heterosexual and gender-conforming. In this article, the author examines how people, as a nation, can reform schools to be more inclusive of diverse student…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homosexuality, Educational Policy, Social Bias
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Fusarelli, Bonnie C.; Eaton, Lucy E. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2011
This case study focuses on issues of freedom of speech and freedom of religion in public schools. It involves a rural, southern high school where a group of students participated in a Day of Silence. The school allowed the students to participate based on the principal's understanding of the students' First Amendment rights. However, the next day,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Freedom of Speech, Student Participation, Religion
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Hyers, Lauri L.; Cochran, Kelly L.; Schaeffer, Brooke A. – Journal of College Student Development, 2011
This article explores the impact on students when non-university-affiliated conservative fundamentalist Christian groups conduct provocative demonstrations on campus. As university administrators work to balance free speech rights with missions of civility and pluralism, there is a need to assess and address potential adverse impacts of these…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Police, Constitutional Law, Pregnancy
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DelFattore, Joan – Academe, 2011
As the 2006 Supreme Court decision in "Garcetti v. Ceballos" continues to reverberate in academe, the best way for faculty members to defend their academic freedom is not through the courts but through clear university policies. A promising alternative to the First Amendment approach is to follow the example of private universities in…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Court Litigation, Constitutional Law, School Policy
Davis, Thomas E., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The passage of the Equal Access Act (1984) brought to light the legal conflict that had been building over the previous four decades over who should or should not have access to public school facilities. Following the passage of the Act, many student and community groups began to request use of school facilities. School leaders were called on to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Facilities, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation
Myers, Jill Joline; McCaw, Donna S.; Hemphill, Leaunda S. – Corwin, 2011
A parent brings a cyber bullying incident to your attention and expects you to resolve it. What are the students' rights and your responsibilities according to the law? Because the laws regarding disciplinary action are still evolving, this manual fills the gap by providing public school leaders with data-driven solutions for managing cyber…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Discipline, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation
Taft, Gary L. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This research examined the knowledge of the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America possessed by teachers in two secondary high schools in East Tennessee. Additionally, an attempt to evaluate the relationship between church attendance in protestant evangelical churches and the teacher's ability to address church/state…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Secondary School Teachers, State Church Separation, Religion
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Schwinn, Steven D. – Social Education, 2011
Video games today give players an unprecedented opportunity to become part of the game. They literally put players in the game. And with rapid technological improvements and endless creativity, games are only becoming more realistic. They are also becoming more violent. Today's games allow players to kill, maim, dismember, and torture victims by…
Descriptors: Video Games, Constitutional Law, Children, Youth
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Wood, Jo Nell; Brack, Karen – Journal of School Public Relations, 2011
This article investigates the issues surrounding teachers' use of social networking media and their First Amendment rights. It focuses on the need to develop a school district policy outlining specific guidelines for the use of technology and social networking. It also focuses on the changing world of technology and social networking as well as…
Descriptors: Teacher Rights, Constitutional Law, Freedom of Speech, Social Networks
Herzog, Alexander John – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Scholarship programs authored by state legislatures may conflict with a state's constitution. In the case of "Locke v. Davey" 540 U.S. 807 (2003), Joshua Davey challenged the State of Washington's withdrawal of his Promise Scholarship claiming violation of his First Amendment rights under the United States Constitution. This…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Judges, Legal Problems, Constitutional Law
Fromm, Megan E. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Legal scholars rarely focus on student First Amendment rights, and general public understanding of the extent of these rights is vague at best. While media scholars have focused much attention on newspaper coverage of more mainstream issues, no notable attention has been given to examining the way news media cover student First Amendment rights.…
Descriptors: Newspapers, News Reporting, Censorship, Freedom of Speech
Jackson, Judith T. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
There have been many studies done and much research completed on the problem of academic dishonesty at the college and university level. However, there is a dearth of studies done on academic dishonesty as it relates to the legal issues and trends related to higher education administration. The purpose of this research is to analyze the issues,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Legal Problems
Dryden, Joe – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In "Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District", the Supreme Court ruled that students have speech rights in the school environment unless the speech causes or is likely to cause (1) a substantial disruption, or (2) interferes with the rights of others. The Supreme Court has yet to hear a case involving school officials' authority…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Student Rights, Self Expression, Bullying
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2010
Each year, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) conducts a rigorous survey of restrictions on speech at America's colleges and universities. The survey and resulting report explore the extent to which schools are meeting their legal and moral obligations to uphold students' and faculty members' rights to freedom of speech,…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Brunner, Judy; Lewis, Dennis – Principal Leadership, 2010
The First Amendment does not protect a bully when it comes to vulgar or intimidating language. When the language or behavior interferes with another student's educational opportunities--whether it is done inside or outside of school--it is not protected by freedom of speech or expression, and it should be addressed by school officials.…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Compliance (Legal), Educational Opportunities, Bullying
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