ERIC Number: ED401182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Rights and Wrongs...
Update on the Courts, v4 n3 Spr 1996
This serial issue concerns itself with several conflicts between individual rights and allegedly wrongful acts that the Supreme Court has not considered previously. The articles on these topics illuminate the constitutional issues of equal protection, due process, and freedom of expression. Specific issues addressed include: (1) equal educational opportunities for women and the merits of single sex education; (2) prisoners' rights, specifically addressing access to prison libraries; (3) voting rights, specifically the issue of whether the right to significant representation for minorities means that congressional districts may be shaped oddly (gerrymandering) so that the otherwise outnumbered minorities become majorities within them; (4) a recent labor law ruling by the Court; and (5) student rights' pertaining to school uniforms and participation in competitive sports. The document provides the facts of the cases, legal precedents, significance of the issues, as well as suggestions for appropriate teaching methods, helping classroom teachers and law-related education program developers educate students about the relevant legal issues and the societal implications of the cases. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Due Process, Equal Education, Equal Protection, Labor Legislation, Law Related Education, School Uniforms, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Single Sex Colleges, Social Studies, Student Rights, Teaching Methods, Voting Rights
American Bar Association, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3313 ($2).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights; First Amendment; Fourteenth Amendment; United States Constitution