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Babie, Paul; Mylius, Ben – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2012
This article explores the place of religion within Australian primary and secondary education. It is divided into three parts. The first examines religion within the Australian legal and constitutional structure. The second considers the accommodation of religion in government (public or state) and nongovernment (private) schools, using the State…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Role of Religion, Educational Practices
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O'Neil, Robert M. – Social Education, 2010
Hardly a week passes without yet another highly visible court case involving the rights and freedoms of secondary school students. The subject matter of these lawsuits is as varied as the activities of the students who have gone to court to vindicate their legal interests. The outcome of such cases also runs the gamut; some student plaintiffs (and…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Courts, Court Litigation
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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Kopenhaver, Lillian Lodge; Click, J. William – Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 2001
Investigates press freedom in high school newspapers at the end of the century. Concludes that the findings paint a clear picture of a high school student press that is not free, that is controlled mostly by advisers, but also by principals, and that views editing of the paper by the faculty adviser as the norm. (SG)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitudes, Censorship, Court Litigation
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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
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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
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Sacken, Donal M. – Teachers College Record, 1989
This article investigates the uncertain history of academic freedom in public schools, from the viewpoint of the courts' understanding and related commentaries. Also considered is the magnitude of teachers' classroom discretion, and whether courts are likely to treat content and pedagogical conflicts differently. (IAH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Collective Bargaining, Court Litigation
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
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
Gaddy, Dale – 1971
This monograph identifies the rights and freedoms of public school students at the secondary and elementary levels, and discusses the legal limitations or modifications that school officials can place on those rights and freedoms. For this paper, the reviewer investigated published and unpublished literature and the pertinent judicial decisions…
Descriptors: Activism, Administrative Policy, Court Litigation, Elementary Education
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
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
Hendrikson, Leslie – 1985
This ERIC Digest synthesizes current attitudes on library censorship in the public schools, as reflected in state statutes and federal court cases. Separate sections describe the rise of censorship, recent court cases and incidents related to library censorship, who the censors are, what is being censored, a framework for academic freedom in…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Conservatism, Court Litigation
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