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Mawdsley, Ralph D.; Cumming, Jacqueline Joy; de Waal, Elda – Education and the Law, 2008
Although the systems of public schools differ among Australia, South Africa and the USA, all three countries recognize that religion plays a significant role in determining values. All three countries have written constitutions but only South Africa and the USA have a Bill of Rights that protects persons' exercise of religious beliefs. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Religion, Private Education, Public Schools
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Russo, Charles J. – Education and the Law, 2007
As the most unionized segment of the public sector workforce in the USA, teachers and their bargaining representatives wield significant power in the world of educational labour relations and beyond. Yet, just as the First Amendment's freedom of association clause affords unions the right to exist, its concomitant recognition that employees are…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Foreign Countries, Public Sector