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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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Geier, Brett A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2014
A small community in southwest Michigan has been witness to a significant cultural divide within its school system. An influential church has permeated school leadership and in many cases has overstepped the proverbial "wall separating church and state." A fairly high-profile case saw the Sixth Circuit Court enjoin the district to remove…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Church Separation, Culture Conflict, School Community Relationship
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Fossey, Richard; Trujillo-Jenks, Laura; Eckes, Suzanne – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2013
Public schools are full of incidents that fill newspapers, but when a private school is struck with instances of libel, child abuse, and violations of Title IX, the community is at a loss as to what to do.
Descriptors: Private Schools, High Schools, Catholic Schools, Libel and Slander
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Perrine, William M. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2013
On September 9, 2009, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that officials from Everett School District #2 in Mill Creek, Washington did not violate student Kathryn Nurre's constitutional rights to free speech by denying the Jackson High School Wind Ensemble the opportunity to perform an instrumental version of Franz Biebl's "Ave…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, State Church Separation, Constitutional Law, Art Expression
Silverglate, Harvey A.; French, David; Lukianoff, Greg – Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2012
Since its first publication in 2005, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has distributed more than 138,000 print and online copies of its "Guide to Free Speech on Campus." In that time, FIRE's commitment to advocating on behalf of the essential rights discussed in the pages that follow has remained unwavering;…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Freedom of Speech, Campuses, College Students
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Gooden, Mark A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Principals have acknowledged the challenges with remaining current on issues in the law. A unique challenge for principals is the intersection of students' First Amendment rights in the school context and the legal issues surrounding student-created webpages. Using a randomly selected sample of Ohio high school secondary principals, I investigated…
Descriptors: Principals, Constitutional Law, Legal Problems, Administrator Attitudes
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Maksl, Adam; Schraum, Brian – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2012
Support for student expression and First Amendment attitudes were measured among Missouri high school principals (n = 86). Findings demonstrated that the third-person effect was a significant predictor of these attitudes. The more principals perceived mass media to affect others over themselves, the less supportive they were for student free…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Rights, Freedom of Speech, Intellectual Freedom
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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
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
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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
Baker, Jason M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
It is imperative that school administrators, athletic directors, and interscholastic/athletic associations become knowledgeable in the area of interscholastic athletics at the secondary level and fully understand its potential for litigation. Thus, the purpose of this research study is to examine issues, outcomes, and legal trends involving…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Civil Rights, Intervention, Constitutional Law
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Bennett, Tom; Foldesy, George – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2008
The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution sets forth the separation of church and state required in public schools. That clause has been interpreted in a lengthy history of U. S. Supreme Court decisions. Nevertheless, accommodating one person's right of religious expression while not infringing on another person's…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, State Church Separation
Lopez, Mark Hugo; Levine, Peter; Dautrich, Kenneth; Yalof, David – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2007
First Amendment principles are fragile, unless they have widespread public support. People form lasting views about civil liberties and other political issues in adolescence. They are influenced by many factors, including what they learn and experience in schools. Therefore, schools' treatment of the Constitution and the press is important for the…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Constitutional Law, Public Support, Multivariate Analysis
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Kaplan, H. Roy – Journal of School Violence, 2007
River Run High School, located in rural west central Florida, was the site for a case study of student conflict precipitated by the wearing and display of Confederate flags on campus. Following a series of tense student encounters over Confederate and other racist symbols, a conflict resolution team was invited to intervene. Team members created a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Conflict, Constitutional Law, Conflict Resolution
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Russo, Charles J. – Education and the Law, 2007
Enshrined in the First Amendment as part of the Bill of Rights that was added to the then 4 year old US Constitution in 1791, it should be no surprise that freedom of speech may be perhaps the most cherished right of Americans. If anything, freedom of speech, which is properly treated as a fundamental human right for children, certainly stands out…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, National Security, Courts, Constitutional Law
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