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Jackson, Tambra O.; Boutte, Gloria S. – Language Arts, 2009
In U.S. schools, African American students are typically fed steady diets of stereotypical and culturally invasive literature and often do not see themselves positively and consistently represented in books. The crisis is fueled, in part, by teachers who (for various reasons) do not include and draw upon counter-narratives in their classrooms.…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Culture, Culturally Relevant Education, Reading Assignments
Payne, Charles M. – 1997
Self-consciously activist education has a long history among African-Americans; however, it is one of the least well-understood aspects of African American struggle. This paper addresses one chapter in that history, the Freedom Schools that operated in Mississippi during the summer of 1964 and for a while thereafter. The schools were the creation…
Descriptors: Black Leadership, Black Power, Civil Rights, Cultural Awareness
Rasmussen, Pat – Quill and Scroll, 1980
A recent court decision in Arcata, California, is bringing First Amendment press freedom for high school journalists back into the news. (RL)
Descriptors: Censorship, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, Journalism Education
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Karsten, Sjoerd – Comparative Education, 1999
Traces the development of Dutch educational policy since the compromise of 1917, by which private and public schools were given equal financial support. Examines the extent to which neoliberal reforms of the 1980s brought about radical changes in the Dutch education system, focusing on increased autonomy, freedom of school choice, privatization,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Decentralization, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Magsino, Romulo F. – Educational Theory, 1979
Philosophical considerations in the Tinker v Des Moines declaration of the constitutional personhood of minors are presented. The questions are raised: To what degree should minors be afforded personal freedom under the law? and How does this freedom affect schools? Suggestions for clarification of the decision are given. (MJB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Children, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
Trager, Robert; Eveslage, Thomas – C.S.P.A.A. Bulletin, 1985
Discusses the court rulings that form the basis for press freedom of public school student newspapers. Touches on the role of a free press in high schools, and explores the clear restrictions that do apply to students' freedom of expression. (HTH)
Descriptors: Censorship, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, High Schools
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
Coulson, Robert – 1986
This book describes 59 cases, most involving grievance arbitration, that concern a school's right to discipline a teacher or a teacher's right to a particular benefit. Selected from thousands of recent arbitration awards, many of these cases appeared in the American Arbitration Association's monthly publication "Arbitration in the…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, Conflict Resolution
Larson, Colleen; And Others – 1990
A comprehensive review of educational choice literature and selected programs compose part 1 of this report. "Educational choice" is a catchall term encompassing a variety of strategies to grant parents the freedom to select schools, educational programs, or sets of courses based on the specific interests and needs of their children.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning
Lines, Patricia; And Others – 1983
Teachers have the same rights as others, under the first amendment, to express their views outside the classroom. Inside the classroom, however, the teacher is obliged to meet the expectations of the job, and this implies reasonable restrictions on the expression of private views. United States Supreme Court cases have reviewed the teacher's right…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
Anstrom, Kris – Directions in Language and Education, 1995
This report summarizes the results and impact of Title I and Chapter I reforms. In 1992-93, elementary and secondary students (n=6,403,054) participated in Chapter I in the United States; 17 percent of this population was limited English proficient (LEP). Although the program has helped many, educators and researchers have questioned the…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups