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Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2014
As voucher and tax-credit scholarship programs have expanded in recent years, another promising development has been the incorporation, into more such programs, of provisions that hold participating private schools to account for their students' performance. The newest and largest voucher programs, such as those in Louisiana and Indiana, have gone…
Descriptors: Accountability, Private Schools, School Choice, Educational Vouchers
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Agee, Hugh – ALAN Review, 1993
Argues that one of the primary roles of any school principal is to act as champion of students' rights of academic and intellectual freedom. Provides five steps that principals can take to preserve intellectual freedom in their schools. (HB)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrator Role, Censorship, Intellectual Freedom
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
Hassel, Bryan; Lin, Margaret – 2001
As the charter-school option has expanded across the country, contracting for educational management services is an increasingly available and attractive choice for charter-school governing boards and founding groups. To make contractual relationships work well, charter-school boards need to strike an effective balance between fulfilling their…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administration, Administrative Organization, Charter Schools
Boardman, Edna; And Others – Book Report, 1993
Includes seven articles that discuss censorship and intellectual freedom in junior and senior high schools. Highlights include access to appropriate information; library material selection; dealing with complaints; a list of potentially controversial titles and topics; a history of book burning; the censorship of fiction; weeding versus…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Censorship, Fiction, Intellectual Freedom
Burress, Lee; Jenkinson, Edward B. – 1982
Intended to facilitate dialogue between concerned parents and school administrators and teachers, this booklet explores issues of intellectual freedom in elementary and secondary school education. Following an introduction outlining the conditions necessary for a productive exchange between parents and the schools, the booklet discusses the…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Community Attitudes, Educational Environment
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. – 1988
Noting that a deep concern about the suppression of ideas in the public schools of the United States is very much a part of the collective consciousness of the school library profession, the implications of intellectual freedom for school library personnel and for library collection development are explored. The position of the school library in…
Descriptors: Censorship, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation
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
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Indiana Civil Liberties Union, Inc., Indianapolis. – 1994
This handbook assists teachers, administrators, and other members of the educational community in avoiding inappropriate religious activities in the public schools as well as unnecessary interference with legitimate private religious expression by clarifying existing law. Participants in the Task Force on Religion and the Constitution represented…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Public Schools
Japan Audio-Visual Education Association, Tokyo. – 1991
The Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science in Japan revised its standards for educational materials to be provided in schools and promulgated a new "Standard Educational Materials List" on March 17, 1991. This manual provides information about the new list first in Japanese and then in an English language version. The new list…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Electronic Equipment, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries