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Wonnett, Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation is a "public forum" legal case study on the federal court case "Madison v. Wolf" (2005) involving a conflict over the exercise of First Amendment speech rights on the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) campus in Denver, Colorado. The dissertation involves the content analysis of the "Mason v.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Federal Courts, Court Litigation, Opinions
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Dunaway, David M.; McColl, Ann; Nichols, Aimee V. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2010
The purpose for this article is to explore the juxtaposition of legal expectations, conflicting community cultural values, and the role of the superintendent in these connected but often conflicting issues. The authors explore several issues through the lens of Gay-Straight Alliance clubs, the "Equal Access Act," and the role of the…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Local Issues, Values, Boards of Education
Walsh, Mark – Education Week, 2010
Arizona's variation on government vouchers for religious schools and California's prohibition on the sale of violent video games to minors present the top two cases with implications for education in the U.S. Supreme Court term that formally begins Oct. 4. New Justice Elena Kagan brings to the court extensive education policy experience as a…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Video Games, Court Litigation, Federal Courts
Adams, Helen R. – School Library Monthly, 2010
America has always been a nation of immigrants, and many school libraries serve students whose first language is not English. In AASL's 2009 "School Libraries Count! Survey," 14% of the 5,824 respondents reported a student population with 25% or more English language learners. Yet 91% reported that less than 5% of their collections are…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, School Libraries, Immigrants, Access to Information
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Freeman, Melissa; Preissle, Judith; Havick, Steven – New Directions for Evaluation, 2010
An external evaluation documented what occurred in an inaugural summer camp to teach high school students how to preserve religious freedom by learning about and acting on the history and current state of church-state separation and other first amendment issues. Camp designers hoped to promote religious diversity values and civic engagement in…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Summer Programs, Resident Camp Programs, Religious Factors
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Shearer, Kimberly M. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2010
Success in today's global market requires students to attain numerous 21st-Century skills, including collaborative and communication skills, and knowledge of how to use technology to both locate and create information. The use of instructional blogging in the classroom is one way to help students develop such skills. The Children's Internet…
Descriptors: Library Education, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Internet
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Torres, Mario Sergio; Collier, Virginia; Tolson, Homer; Huang, Tse-Yang – Current Issues in Education, 2010
This study examined the extent to which Texas school boards of education made efforts to locally modify student speech policy. Using online policy manuals provided by the Texas Association of School Boards, speech policies for 91 school districts were gathered using a purposive stratified sampling procedure and examined for local modifications to…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Boards of Education, Geographic Location
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Kuehn, Robert R.; Joy, Peter A. – Academe, 2010
This year, across the nation, state legislators and powerful corporate interests with financial ties to universities and influence over them have launched an unprecedented number of attacks on law school clinics. As universities increasingly seek to educate students through service-learning courses, law school clinics may be the bellwether for…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Legal Education (Professions), Service Learning, Experiential Learning
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Walker, Janice M. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2010
Despite past lessons, book-banning continues to exist at all levels within our democratic society. This case presents a realistic scenario when the school district, facing a book challenge by a concerned parent, responds by removing the book from the library. On the basis of a true story, the study features a parent of an elementary child…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Books, Censorship, Parent School Relationship
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Kiracofe, Christine Rienstra – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2010
This article discusses the regulation of teacher dress and its intersection with the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, individual State Religious Garb Statutes, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Constitutional Law, Clothing
Adams, Helen R. – School Library Monthly, 2010
The American Library Association's (ALA) "Library Bill of Rights" is important to school librarians because it provides the philosophical structure for intellectual freedom in school libraries and asserts the rights of minors. It states: "A person's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Access to Information, School Libraries, Professional Associations
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Garnett, Richard W. – Journal of School Choice, 2010
Richard Komer's paper helpfully and carefully shows that, after the Supreme Court's 2002 ruling in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, a formidable obstacle to choice-based educational reform has been removed, and also that other, no-less-formidable obstacles remain, in the form of anti-aid provisions contained in various states' own constitutions. This…
Descriptors: Parochial Schools, School Choice, Constitutional Law, Urban Areas
Robinson, Jenna Ashley – John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy (NJ1), 2010
America's colleges and universities are supposed to be strongholds of classically liberal ideals, including the protection of individual rights and openness to debate and inquiry. Too often, this is not the case. Across the country, universities deny students and faculty their fundamental rights to freedom of speech and expression. The report…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Rating Scales
ALA Editions, 2010
Updated for the first time since 2005, this indispensable volume includes revised interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights along with key intellectual freedom guidelines and policies, including: (1) A new chapter, "Interactivity and the Internet," and other fresh material on intellectual freedom and privacy in online social…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Constitutional Law, Access to Information, Confidentiality
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Weiner, Mark S. – Social Education, 2010
At the heart of the Western intellectual tradition, particularly the value it places on the critical analysis of civic life, or social studies, lies the story of a trial. If the story of a trial lies at the root of social studies, then it comes as no surprise that many teachers find that trials can serve as excellent teaching tools, especially for…
Descriptors: Criticism, Teachers, Social Studies, Organizational Objectives
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