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Khan, Anwar N. – Journal of Law and Education, 1993
The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution stipulates that no person is to be deprived of liberty without due process of law. Examines the Canadian courts' interpretations of "liberty" as it applies to education and children. (MLF)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, Court Role, Due Process
National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC. – 1985
Asserting that immigration reform and related issues have commanded sustained attention in the opening weeks of the 99th Congress, this paper provides an overview of important developments in this area, and highlights steps taken by the National Council of La Raza to help shape these developments. The developments discussed include: (1) The…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Federal Legislation, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants
Gehring, John – Education Week, 2005
Massachusetts is meeting its constitutional requirement to provide students with an adequate education and does not have to overhaul its school funding formula, the state's highest court ruled in a closely watched case in February 2005. The February 15 decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court surprised many observers, who had expected…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, Court Litigation, Educational Development
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Jamieson, Kathleen Hall – Social Education, 2014
For almost three quarters of a century, advocates have worked to give comparable federal stature to September 17, the day on which we celebrate the anniversary of the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution by the nation's founders. As President John F. Kennedy noted in his 1961 Constitution Day proclamation, it is a day for…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Civics
Boden, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This paper explores treatment effects in three different contexts: an extended school year pilot program in an urban school district, a library summer reading program serving twenty-one urban school districts, and states passing the Equal Rights Amendment during the 1970s and 1980s. Estimates generated using two years of intervention data along…
Descriptors: Extended School Year, Urban Schools, School Districts, Library Services
Bowen, Roger – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The historic institution of tenure is rapidly becoming history. The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has for almost a century advocated for tenure as the chief guarantor of a faculty member's academic freedom. But today tenure and academic freedom are viewed less and less as crucially intertwined. Academic freedom has widely…
Descriptors: Tenure, Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Federal Legislation
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Grover, Sonja – Education and the Law, 2006
This paper concerns a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision dealing ostensibly with the protection of language minority rights. The case, in fact, however, concerns the Court imposing statutory limits on constitutionally guaranteed equality and liberty rights. The Court in the instant case held as constitutional Quebec legislation permitting…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Public Education, Equal Education, Access to Education
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West, Natalie – Social Education, 2009
The First Amendment's guarantee of an independent press that may freely collect and disseminate news is often considered the bedrock of American democracy. Yet more than a century and a half after the "New York Herald's" John Nugent became the first American reporter jailed for refusing to identify a confidential source, reporters…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Confidentiality, Democratic Values, Intellectual History
Reed, Omer Lee, Jr.; Irving, Joe D. – Journal of College Student Personnel, 1976
Since 1969 dormitory residency requirements have been under constitutional challenge. This discussion suggests a judicial trend supporting the requirements has been established. Housing administrators should note that not every requirement has been upheld and that the present trend is no guarantee against a future reversal of direction by the…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, College Housing, College Students, Constitutional Law
Bibbee, Alexandra – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
Fiscal federalism can be an important complement to structural reforms and budget consolidation. Empowering sub national governments, while at the same time making them accountable to local citizens in the uses of tax money, could improve the allocation of public resources and promote catch up of the lagging regions. Italy has launched itself in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal State Relationship, Participative Decision Making, Financial Policy
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Hendrickson, Robert M. – West's Education Law Reporter, 1988
Reviews 41 cases involving removal of tenured faculty for cause decided since 1982 to clarify the specific requirements institutions must meet to guarantee due process to tenured faculty and to avoid the infringement of constitutional rights of faculty at public institutions. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Contracts, Court Litigation, Due Process
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Aguilar, Javier; And Others – Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review, 1980
Reviews the history and current state of the law under Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. Suggests how it may be interpreted to maintain its vitality as a guarantee of racial equality. Considers actionable discrimination claims, protected interests, prima facie evidence, constitutional defenses, immunities, and procedural issues.…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Court Role, Laws
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Rosal, Lorenca Consuelo – Update on Law-Related Education, 1992
Provides a lesson plan on the issue of distributive justice, or fairness in the ways things are distributed among individuals and groups. Includes a student reading concerning a proposed guaranteed standard of living. Proposes an activity that calls for student discussion of a constitutional amendment that would offer such a guarantee. (SG)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Justice, Law Related Education
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Lewis, Donald Marion – Journal of Law and Education, 1979
Demonstrates the role the guarantee of due process can play in ensuring that vital interests in public education not be lost through erroneous assessments of a student's proficiency in basic skills, and describes the limits constitutional and statutory guarantees of equal educational opportunity place on the use of competency testing. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Accountability, Competency Based Education, Court Litigation, Due Process
Varat, Jonathan D. – 1991
Establishing constitutional government involves not simply the creation of a written document that purports to create the political structure of a nation and guarantee rights to its people, but "constitutionalism" in the sense of meaningful and effective adherence to constitutional norms of democratic organization and the protection of…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Democracy, Democratic Values
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