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Quigley, Kaitlin A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The internet plays an increasingly important role in the lives of contemporary college students. Use of social media and other forms of electronic communication have fundamentally changed the ways in which students interact with others. Often, students' online speech can lead to disciplinary action against them. This study considers the current…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, College Students, Constitutional Law, Internet
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Oluwole, Joseph O.; Green, Preston C., III – IGI Global, 2016
While freedom of speech is a defining characteristic of the United States, the First Amendment right is often regulated within certain environments. For years, schools have attempted to monitor and regulate student communication both within the educational environment and in student use of social media and other online communication tools.…
Descriptors: Censorship, Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Kuehn, Robert R.; Joy, Peter A. – Academe, 2010
This year, across the nation, state legislators and powerful corporate interests with financial ties to universities and influence over them have launched an unprecedented number of attacks on law school clinics. As universities increasingly seek to educate students through service-learning courses, law school clinics may be the bellwether for…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Legal Education (Professions), Service Learning, Experiential Learning
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Perrine, William Michael – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2017
In 1997 the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that school officials at West High School did not violate Rachel Bauchman's constitutional rights by including Christian religious music as part of its curriculum, or by staging school performances at religious sites. Three philosophical questions are investigated in this paper: whether the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Public Schools
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Marks, Melissa J.; Binkley, Russell; Daly, James K. – Social Studies, 2014
Recognizing the influence of religion on people's worldview and daily lives, we wondered if elementary and secondary social studies preservice teachers knew enough about religions not only to be culturally responsive in a classroom but also whether they knew enough to teach about these religions within the appropriate curriculum. We used questions…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Religious Factors, Religious Education, Constitutional Law
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Greenleaf, Cynthia L.; Hinchman, Kathleen – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2009
This commentary invites Americans to confront what these authors view as the travesty that typically passes for literacy instruction for older youth in the United States who struggle with reading. In too many U.S. schools, these young people face an impoverished curriculum, receiving literacy instruction that is ill suited to their needs, or…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Difficulties, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods
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Vasek, Mandy; Hendricks, Randy – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2016
Teachers across the United States routinely use social media to improve communication with students and parents, enrich the classroom curriculum, and engage in professional conversations with peers. However, teacher use of social media also has a dark side. Media reports are replete with stories of teachers engaging in inappropriate social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Freedom of Speech, Social Networks, Constitutional Law
Eckes, Suzanne E. – Principal Leadership, 2013
Imagine a teacher who posted pictures of their favorite presidential candidate during the election season or a teacher who displayed a poster with the tenets of Scientology in the classroom. At issue in those scenarios is the extent to which teachers' expression in the classroom is protected by the First Amendment. This column focuses on a recent…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, School Policy, Religious Factors, Court Litigation
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Johnson, Corey W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
This four-day learning activity on the controversy of exclusion of gays and subsequently atheists in Boy Scouting is particularly relevant because it highlights the complexities that surround issues of equality, equity, the provision of leisure services, First Amendment rights, and the implications of court decisions on social justice. This lesson…
Descriptors: Debate, Inclusion, Simulation, Recreational Activities
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Heinrich, Jill – Educational Review, 2015
This article examines conflicts that have unfolded over the past 75 years regarding the separation of church and state in American public education. Through discussion of the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses as articulated in the First Amendment to the "US Constitution," as well as influential court cases that have set legal…
Descriptors: State Church Separation, Public Education, Federal Legislation, Constitutional Law
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Hvidston, David J.; Hvidston, Brynn A.; Range, Bret G.; Harbour, Clifford P. – NASSP Bulletin, 2013
Cyberbullying has been identified by school leaders and researchers as one of the most serious adverse consequences of incorporating information technology into the classroom. This article examines the legal status of cyberbullying by conducting an analysis of selected federal appellate court opinions. This analysis identifies a set of legal…
Descriptors: Bullying, Principals, Mass Media Effects, Court Litigation
Silverglate, Harvey A.; French, David; Lukianoff, Greg – Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2012
Since its first publication in 2005, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has distributed more than 138,000 print and online copies of its "Guide to Free Speech on Campus." In that time, FIRE's commitment to advocating on behalf of the essential rights discussed in the pages that follow has remained unwavering;…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Freedom of Speech, Campuses, College Students
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Matthew, Kathryn I.; Kajs, Lawrence; Matthew, Millard E. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Disruptive students potentially pose significant problems for campus administrators as they strive to maintain a safe campus environment conducive to learning while not violating the legal rights of the students. Maintaining a safe campus is important because increasing numbers of students with mental and cognitive disorders are enrolling in…
Descriptors: Student Rights, School Safety, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech
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Schwartz, Sherry – Social Studies, 2010
This article provides some strategies to alleviate the current tensions between personal responsibility and freedom of speech rights in the public school classroom. The article advocates the necessity of making sure students understand the points and implications of the first amendment by providing a mock trial unit concerning free speech rights.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Law Related Education, Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law
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Freivogel, William H. – Social Education, 2011
History has placed the stamp of approval on the publication of the Pentagon Papers, the top-secret history of the Vietnam War. If WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is another Daniel Ellsberg, then it is possible the website's disclosures will be viewed over time as similarly in the public interest. A classroom discussion on the release of…
Descriptors: United States History, Foreign Countries, War, International Relations
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