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Walsh, Mark – Education Week, 2007
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision sharply limiting the use of race in assigning students to schools has led many educators to recommit themselves to strive for racial diversity in K-12 education, but has left them speculating about which tactics will withstand legal challenges. The court ruled 5-4 on June 28 that assignment plans in the Seattle…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Race, Student Placement, Desegregation Methods
Lieberman, Marc – 1979
Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court has ruled on obscenity cases in seven instances since his appointment. His rulings reveal that he regards obscenity as a nuisance rather than as a danger threatening to undermine the nation's morality, that he supports a nationwide standard to adjudicate obscenity cases, and that he…
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Freedom of Speech
Wilson, Blenda J. – Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, 2005
If one was an African-American student in a large Northern city 50 years ago, his public school, very likely, would have been segregated--even in New England. Only one year earlier, in "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas," the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that legally sanctioned school segregation violated the 14th Amendment…
Descriptors: African American Students, Neighborhoods, Desegregation Plans, Racial Segregation
Trumpbour, John, Ed. – 1989
This collection of 26 essays examines the historical position of Harvard University as one of the nation's most influential institutions. Included are: (1) "Introducing Harvard: A Social, Philosophical, and Political Profile" (John Trumpbour); (2) "How Harvard is Ruled: Administration and Governance at the Corporate University"…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Change Agents, College Faculty, Criticism
Phi Delta Kappan, 1983
THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: A federal judge in New York has ruled that, under federal copyright law, a group of Buffalo area school districts cannot videotape the televised works of three filmmakers - even for temporary educational purposes. U.S. District Judge John Curtin's decision deals another blow to the Erie County Board…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Court Litigation, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
Mangan, J. A., Ed. – 1993
This book presents a comparative analysis of racial attitudes within formal schooling of both Britain and its former dominions and colonies. It provides essays that examine racism, education, and imperialism, and focuses on the function of education, curriculum, and textbooks in shaping imperial images of dominance and deference. The following…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Urofsky, Melvin I.; Urofsky, Philip E. – 1987
The definition of religious freedom from the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1786) to the most recent U.S. Supreme Court decision is not clear and well-defined. The two religious clauses found in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (those denying Congress the right either to establish religion or to prohibit its free exercise)…
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law