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Bindewald, Benjamin J.; Rosenblith, Suzanne; Green, Bob – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2017
Restricting public employees' free exercise rights or the State to maintain neutrality toward religion has been longstanding precedent in the United States. It has certainly been the case in US public schools beginning in the 1940s and affirmed through the courts over and again through much of the 20th century. The aftermath of 2 recent Supreme…
Descriptors: Freedom, Religion, Public Schools, Democracy
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Carr, Kari A.; Decker, Janet – Journal of Catholic Education, 2015
In the past 50 years, the share of students enrolled in U.S. Catholic schools has declined from approximately 12% to 3%. In reaction, many urban Catholic schools have closed and subsequently reopened as public charter schools in order to receive governmental funding and to increase enrollment. As public schools, these Catholic- affiliated charter…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Trends, Urban Schools
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Drummond, Tim – Music Educators Journal, 2014
Music with sacred texts is integral to the historical and modern development of the music education field, yet many who teach in public schools find themselves limited or banned from using sacred music. School divisions do not have a consensus opinion on how to handle this sensitive topic, and the law is not explicit. In this article, I provide an…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Ethics, Legal Problems, Music
Palestini, Robert; Falk, Karen Palestini – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
This third edition expands coverage on such topics as the law and students with disabilities, confidentiality, sexual harassment, student searches and tuition vouchers. It also includes some new topics such as bullying, copyright law, and the law and the internet. Both public and nonpublic school educators are aware that courts, over the last…
Descriptors: School Law, Court Litigation, Public Schools, Private Schools