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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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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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Bishop, Penny A.; Nash, Robert J. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2007
Talking about religion in public middle schools has moved from taboo to necessity during the past few years. Although some middle schoolers hold knowledge of their own religion, most remain uninformed about any of the world's religions, including, for many, their own. The purpose of this article is to make the case for religious literacy--the…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Religion, Middle School Students, Religious Education