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Lewy, Guenter – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2018
Freedom of expression is imperiled on today's college campuses. Citizens and educators alike are concerned about the number of shout-downs and disinvitations and their silencing effect on intellectual diversity. The use of speech codes, "safe spaces," new rules demanding "trigger warnings," and condemning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ideology, Educational Philosophy, Freedom of Speech
Williamson-Lott, Joy Ann – Teachers College Press, 2018
This well-researched volume explores how the Black freedom struggle and the anti-Vietnam War movement dovetailed with faculty and student activism in the South to undermine the traditional role of higher education and bring about social change. It uses the battles between students, faculty, presidents, trustees, elected officials, and funding…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Racial Segregation, Racial Discrimination, Campuses
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Hayes, Sonya D.; Burkett, Jerry R. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
Monica Williams, a beloved counselor of an urban middle school, is shocked to learn that she is being terminated for a comment she made on Facebook. This case was developed for use in an educational leadership course for students to evaluate an educator's right to freedom of speech in relation to social media. Instructors can use the case to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Constitutional Law, Urban Schools, Middle Schools
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D'Agostino, T. J. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
An analysis of the jurisprudence related to religious schools and public funding, grounded in the interpretation of the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment, suggests that religious charter schools may be constitutionally permissible. Moreover, recent Supreme Court cases may provide a stronger argument for…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Parochial Schools, Constitutional Law, Public Schools
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Barker, Tess; McLittle, Amanda L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Residential communities are a critical component of many students' experience on a college campus, especially during their first year. Residential communities have been associated with a variety of positive outcomes, including persistence, openness to diversity, satisfaction, critical thinking, and personal development (Astin, 1977 & 1993;…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Residential Schools, Place of Residence
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Herbeck, Dale A. – Communication Education, 2018
Heated battles over free speech have erupted on college campuses across the United States in recent months. Some of the most prominent incidents involve efforts by students to prevent public appearances by speakers espousing controversial viewpoints. Efforts to silence offensive speakers on college campuses are not new; in these endeavors, one can…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, School Policy, Social Bias, Social Attitudes
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Inazu, John D. – About Campus, 2018
In this engaging interview, John D. Inazu identifies confident pluralism as the way for us to thrive in connection even when divided by deep differences. Since our differences are not just going to go away, we need to learn to live with others with whom we do not agree. Inazu explains that tolerance, humility, and patience are the foundational…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Higher Education, Social Attitudes, Social Justice
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Heuer, Janet; Coggins, Porter E. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Criminal justice students preparing at the university level will be required to possess knowledge and understanding of applicable constitutional law, rights and responsibilities upon entering their profession to ensure the competent execution of the duties of which they will be entrusted to perform. Students majoring in the criminal justice field…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Constitutional Law, Correctional Rehabilitation, Criminal Law
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Perrine, William Michael – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2017
In 1997 the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that school officials at West High School did not violate Rachel Bauchman's constitutional rights by including Christian religious music as part of its curriculum, or by staging school performances at religious sites. Three philosophical questions are investigated in this paper: whether the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Public Schools
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Matthew, Kathryn I.; Kajs, Lawrence; Matthew, Millard E. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Disruptive students potentially pose significant problems for campus administrators as they strive to maintain a safe campus environment conducive to learning while not violating the legal rights of the students. Maintaining a safe campus is important because increasing numbers of students with mental and cognitive disorders are enrolling in…
Descriptors: Student Rights, School Safety, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech
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Oltman, Gretchen; Surface, Jeanne L. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Survival for public school teachers goes beyond curriculum design, discipline and other skills. School law is critical for teachers to face the areas of challenge that are currently present. There are two types of common legal mistakes made by teachers: a) failing to take disciplinary action when they should, and b) unintentionally violating…
Descriptors: School Law, Public School Teachers, Social Media, School Prayer
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Reynolds, Cristin Lee; Platt, R. Eric; Malone Schaffer, Lenore; Foster, Holly – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
This case is for use in graduate courses pertaining to student affairs and higher education administration. It presents challenges higher education professionals face concerning anonymous social media, and specifically how threats made through anonymous social media platforms such as Yik Yak affect the entire university community. The anonymity of…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, College Administration, Student Personnel Workers, Social Media
Quigley, Kaitlin A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The internet plays an increasingly important role in the lives of contemporary college students. Use of social media and other forms of electronic communication have fundamentally changed the ways in which students interact with others. Often, students' online speech can lead to disciplinary action against them. This study considers the current…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, College Students, Constitutional Law, Internet
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Warnick, Bryan R.; Bitters, Todd A.; Falk, Thomas M.; Kim, Sang Hyun – Educational Policy, 2016
Teacher use of social networking sites such as Facebook has presented some ethical dilemmas for policy makers. In this article, we argue that schools are justified in taking action against teachers when evidence emerges from social networking sites that teachers are (a) doing something that is illegal, (b) doing something that reflects badly on…
Descriptors: Social Media, Mass Media Use, Ethics, Teacher Attitudes
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Mitchell, Cynthia – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2016
The First Amendment Schools project holds rich lessons in how to change school cultures into "laboratories of democracy"--as well as in how to increase the odds of success for any school reform effort. School reform programs of any sort need to make sure to build in sustainability, to provide ways to spread their lessons beyond the…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Religion, Democracy
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