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Walker, Janice M. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2010
Despite past lessons, book-banning continues to exist at all levels within our democratic society. This case presents a realistic scenario when the school district, facing a book challenge by a concerned parent, responds by removing the book from the library. On the basis of a true story, the study features a parent of an elementary child…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Books, Censorship, Parent School Relationship
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McTighe, Joe – Journal of Education, 2004
The No Child Left Behind Act has had a pervasive effect on American education in its drive to bring about improvement in student achievement through assessment and accountability. In its standards-based approach to reform, measurement by standardized tests is everything. In this article, the author discusses the issue of private school…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Private Schools, Accountability, Educational Change
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Lankford, E. Louis – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 1990
Analyzes two recent controversies about censorship of arts: Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs and U.S. congressional limits on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. Maintains artistic freedom can be encouraged if all segments of society learn about arts. Recommends that aesthetic education deal with these controversial issues, the social…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art Expression
McGaffey, Ruth – Journal of the Wisconsin Communication Association, 1983
The speech communication department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, provides a rigorous and legally oriented course in freedom of speech. The objectives of the course are to help students gain insight into the historical and philosophical foundations of the First Amendment, the legal/judicial processes concerning the First Amendment, and…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech
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Luna, Andrew – NASPA Journal, 1996
Addresses the First Amendment issues raised by the Hazelwood decision, which ruled that administrators serve as publishers of the student press. Recent decisions have shown that the courts will apply Hazelwood to post-secondary schools. These decisions reflect an ideology which supports the inculcation of society's values on college students. (RJM)
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, College Environment, College Students, Court Litigation
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Asante, Molefi Kete – Journal of Communication, 1992
Maintains that political correctness as an issue is a hyperbole, and the attack on political correctness is merely the anticipated reaction to the expansion of dialogue to society's least visible populations. Discusses the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution, and argues that the twin conceptions of personal liberty and community…
Descriptors: Equal Protection, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, Liberalism
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Kittlaus, Jennifer, Ed.; Bliss, Pam, Ed. – Insights on Law & Society, 2001
This magazine aims to help high school teachers of civics, government, history, law, and law-related education program developers educate students about legal issues. This issue focuses on religious freedom in the United States. It contains 11 articles: (1) "Government-Religion Relations in Historical Perspective" (C. Cookson) discusses…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Court Litigation, Debate, Educational Vouchers