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Education and the US Supreme Court: The 2010-11 Term – The School Law Blog – Education Week


I provided several links to court cases related to educational issues in the United States in some posts on this blog [See 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6].  These are cases where litigants challenge the constitutionality of one or the other aspect of education decision making/financing etc. in the United States. The excerpt below is from an article that sums […]

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Courts and Education Reforms?


I provided several links to court cases related to educational issues in the United States in some posts on this blog [See 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6].  These are cases where litigants challenge the constitutionality of one or the other aspect of education decision making/financing etc. in the United States.  There must be similar cases in […]

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The other side of the coin | pakistanpolicyideas | Some Reflections


A couple of days ago, I wrote about some issues related to the use of standardised testing for accountability on this blog.  In an update to the same post, I mentioned a statement issued by a gathering of members of Pakistan’s academic, civil, and political society at the Harvard University.  This statement also mentioned the idea of minimum standards […]

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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: 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: 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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