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Does God belong in public schools?

Author: Kent Greenawalt
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
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"In this book, one of America's leading constitutional scholars asks what role religion ought to play in public schools. Kent Greenawalt explores many of the most divisive issues in educational debate, including teaching about the origins of life, sex education, and when - or whether - students can opt out of school activities for religious reasons." "Using these and other case studies, Greenawalt considers how to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kent Greenawalt
ISBN: 0691121117 9780691121116 9780691130651 0691130655
OCLC Number: 54803687
Description: x, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A brief history of American public schools and religion --
Purposes of public school education --
Devotional practices : prayer and Bible reading --
Moments of silence --
Teaching religious propositions --
Equal facilities --
Teaching and religion in the public school --
Teaching natural science I : relation between science and religion --
Teaching natural science II : evolutionism, creationism, and intelligent design --
Teaching natural science III : what amounts to teaching religion? --
History, economics, and literature --
Morals, civics, and comparative religion --
Constitutional constraints and other legal limits --
Student rights to religious freedom and to free speech on religious topics --
Excusing students when they or their parents object.
Responsibility: Kent Greenawalt.
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"Greenawalt tackles one of the truly intractable problems encountered in applying the Constitution to public life... [He] is refreshingly free of dogmatism. His judgments and conclusions are Read more...

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Claims Against School Violations of Free Exercise Clause Without Basis

by aymanfadel (WorldCat user published 2015-02-07) Very Good Permalink

Professor Greenawalt's book examines different common claims made by parents, students and school employees that public schools have violated the Free Exercise clause by interfering with their practice of religion....
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