Archive | 18/07/2011

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Education: Zorach v. Clauson


This court case is an example of the ways in which religious education arrived at a truce with public [secular] education in the case of United States. Under § 3210 of the New York Education Law and the regulations thereunder, New York City permits its public schools to release students during school hours, on written requests […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Education: Illinois ex rel. McCollum v. Board of Education of School District


This decision is another striking example of the struggle between the ‘secular’ and ‘religious’ in the arena of public education.  In this instance, a tax payer challenged the religious classes provided to some pupils on the premises of public schools. With the permission of a board of education, granted under its general supervisory powers over […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Education: Everson v. Board of Education of the Township of Ewing


A court decision in 1946 that did not permit the use of public funds to transport children to sectarian schools.  This is an example of the ways in which the channeling of tax monies to for profit or parachial schools was interpreted by the SC in the light of the U.S. constitution. Pursuant to a […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Education: West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette


In a number of subsequent posts, I will be quoting from the syllabi of the key U.S. Supreme court decisions related to education, to highlight the ways in which the court interpreted the U.S. constitution on cases involving the stake of state in public education. This particular court case is an  example of the struggle […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Education: Pierce v. Society of Sisters


I will be quoting from the syllabi of the key U.S. Supreme court decisions related to education, to highlight the ways in which the court interpreted the U.S. constitution on cases involving the stake of state in public education.  For more information on any of these decisions, the reader can visit the link to the […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Education: Minersville School District v. Board of Education


This particular court case is also an  example of the struggle between the state boards of education introducing the mandatory saluting of the U.S. flags and people who did not want to obey these mandates because of the religious reasons. The nationalism and its symbols were being contested for precisely the same reasons for which they […]

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