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Garcia, David R. – MIT Press, 2018
The issues and arguments surrounding school choice are sometimes hijacked to make political points about government control, democratic ideals, the public good, and privatization. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, David Garcia avoids partisan arguments to offer an accessible, objective, and comprehensive guide to school…
Descriptors: School Choice, Home Schooling, Private Schools, Magnet Schools
Forster, Greg, Ed.; Thompson, C. Bradley, Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Leading intellectual figures in the school reform movement, all of them favoring approaches centered around the value of competition and choice, outline different visions for the goal of choice-oriented educational reform and the best means for achieving it. This volume takes the reader inside the movement to empower parents with choice, airing…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, School Choice, Systems Approach, Educational Change
Brown, Ruth Nicole, Ed.; Kwakye, Chamara Jewel, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
"Wish To Live: The Hip-hop Feminism Pedagogy Reader" moves beyond the traditional understanding of the four elements of hip-hop culture--rapping, breakdancing, graffiti art, and deejaying--to articulate how hip-hop feminist scholarship can inform educational practices and spark, transform, encourage, and sustain local and global youth…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Freedom, Intimacy, Autobiographies
Schultz, Brian D., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
This book embraces the idea of listening to and learning from students. Although many educational theorists have long argued that incorporating children's perspectives about teaching and curriculum has the potential for increasing students' interest and participation in learning, their radical perspectives are still ignored or dismissed in theory…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teaching (Occupation), School Activities, Educational Research
Knight, Richard S.; And Others – 1974
This monograph examines the broad topic of student rights and focuses in turn on a number of related constitutional issues. Chapter 1 outlines some of the social changes affecting American education and briefly touches on many of the sources of school-based conflict. Chapter 2 deals specifically with the issue of school dress codes and efforts by…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Discipline, Dress Codes
Bigelow, Bill, Ed. – Rethinking Schools, Ltd, 2004
With more than 180,000 copies in print, the first volume of "Rethinking Our Classrooms" broke new ground, providing teachers with hands-on ways to promote values of community, justice, and equality--and build students' academic skills. This companion volume continues in that tradition, presenting a rich new collection of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, United States History, School Culture, Females
Wolf, Patrick J., Ed.; Macedo, Stephen, Ed. – Brookings Institution, 2004
In the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling upholding school choice, policymakers across the country are grappling with the challenge of funding and regulating private schools. Towns, cities, and states are experimenting with a variety of policies, including vouchers, tax credits, and charter schools. Meanwhile, public officials and…
Descriptors: Credits, Tax Credits, Public Officials, Private Schools
Pipkin, Gloria; Lent, ReLeah Cossett – 2002
Over the last two decades, the co-authors of this book have worked together to build a tradition of intellectual freedom within public schools. The book describes their struggles as cultural workers, the pedagogical and legal strategies they employed, the resistance they encountered, the lessons they learned, and the impact that they have seen on…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Adolescent Literature, Censorship, Community Involvement
Kravitz, Nancy – 2002
This book discusses censorship as it affects schools and school library media centers. Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 describes who and why some people and organizations object so strongly to some school materials, as well as those organizations that support intellectual freedom. Chapter 3 provides a historical perspective on censorship…
Descriptors: Censorship, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Freedom
Moran, K. D. – 1979
The author begins this chapter by noting that the governance of the public schools has become increasingly complex and that evidence from 1978 supports the premise that the competence of boards of education is being tested. He then goes on to examine court cases and legislation relating to a number of specific areas of governance--the state board…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation
Flygare, Thomas J. – 1975
This booklet provides an overview of the changes in the area of student rights in recent years. Most of these changes have been mandated by the courts and cover such areas as discrimination, student records, searches, religion in the schools, freedom of speech and assembly, suspension, and expulsion. The author holds that in the future there will…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Corporal Punishment, Court Litigation, Discipline
Ayers, William, Ed.; Klonsky, Michael, Ed.; Lyon, Gabrielle H., Ed. – 2000
Written by major players in the small schools movement, this collection of essays points to the ways that school restructuring strategies connect to the ongoing pursuit of social justice. Activists, scholars, practitioners, and theorists review how and why small schools work for students, provide thick descriptions of the small schools strategy in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy
National Association of Elementary School Principals, Washington, DC. – 1975
Concerned with the freedom to teach and learn, this document offers guideline procedures for avoiding censorship disputes and for dealing with controversies which surround these issues. The experience and advice of several superintendents, principals, librarians, teachers, and curriculum workers who have recently been involved in textbook…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Community Problems, Conflict Resolution
Student Press Law Center, Washington, DC. – 1994
Noting dramatic changes in First Amendment protections for high school students and new legal issues facing college newspaper editors, this book describes in detail the legal rights and responsibilities of both the high school and college press. While the book is extensively footnoted, it intentionally avoids "legal-ese" and "brings…
Descriptors: Advertising, Censorship, Copyrights, Freedom of Information
Ingelhart, Louis E. – 1986
According to this reference manual, the nation's courts offer public high school journalists the same constitutional protection for expression, free speech, and free press as adults. Part 1 traces the development of the First and Fourth Amendments and explains how these provisions apply to high school publications. Part 2 examines expression that…
Descriptors: Censorship, Courts, Freedom of Speech, High Schools