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Mawdsley, Ralph D.; Mawdsley, Alice L. – West's Education Law Reporter, 1988
The legal debate over religious freedom in public schools involves the aspects of control of education, definition of religion, and religious expression. Cites conflicting judicial decisions and states the issues the Supreme Court must resolve. (MLF)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schimmel, David – West's Education Law Reporter, 1988
The issue of religious freedom and school curriculum confronted by the federal courts in the case of "Mozert v. Hawkins County Board of Education" has led four federal judges to analyze the facts and issues in four different ways. Summarizes and analyzes the opinions and the implications for educational administration. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Curriculum, Educational Policy
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
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
Sorenson, Gail Paulus – 1980
In 1969, in "Tinker v. Des Moines," the Supreme Court declared that both students and teachers were entitled to exercise their constitutional rights while in school. The purpose of this dissertation was to discover whether the propositions and the philosophy of "Tinker" have been used by state and federal courts to support…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation
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