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Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
This article discusses the Equal Access Act (EAA) as it pertains to high-school student clubs. It raises basics questions about EAA: What does "equal" mean? What level of access is required? Does the First Amendment's free-speech clause offer broader protection to student clubs than the EAA? (WFA)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Civil Rights, Clubs, Court Litigation
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1999
The recent decision of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in "Miller," based on the school district's interest in preventing possible abuse, gave legal support for random, suspiciousless drug testing of students. Contends this is a "slippery slope" argument, that the key factor in deciding whether to adopt a policy of random drug testing should…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Drug Use Testing, Elementary Secondary Education
Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1988
In three recent cases, courts upheld school officials' decisions to prohibit students' school-based religious activities. Contends that the school boards and courts failed to exercise sufficient care in weighing students' right to engage in private religious activity during free time. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Federal Courts, High School Students
Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 1989
The Supreme Court's past and expected future rulings on abortion cases will add controversy and costs to schools. Estimates the costs of teenage pregnancy; reviews the legal history of abortion; and offers guidelines on how schools can help reduce teenage pregnancy. (MLF)
Descriptors: Abortions, Court Litigation, Federal Courts, Parent Participation