TITLE

Parent/Student Religious Activities

AUTHOR(S)
Zirkel, Perry A.
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Principal;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author describes a situation in a Pennsylvania kindergarten classroom, in which a parent was refused permission to read from the "Bible" to her son's class, that led to a 2004 lawsuit with the parent claiming violations of her constitutional rights. He discusses related topics, including the court's decision in the case, the difficulties faced by public school officials in similar situations, and situations in which students bring in religious materials as part of classroom assignments.
ACCESSION #
28012442

 

Related Articles

  • Court Backs Principal Who Barred Distribution of Religious Message. Walsh, Mark // Education Week;1/23/2008, Vol. 27 Issue 20, p4 

    The article reports on a January 2008 U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that a school was within its rights to prohibit a fifth-grade student from distributing Christmas ornaments containing a message promoting Christianity during a school event. The case began in 2003 when a Michigan principal...

  • State sued over student law. Cassell, Haether // Bay Area Reporter;12/6/2007, Vol. 37 Issue 49, p15 

    The article reports on the lawsuit filed by two religious organizations in the U.S. against the Student Civil Rights Act that was signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the lawsuit, the Advocates for Faith and Freedom and the Alliance Defense Fund said that the bill would have a...

  • Nebraska Court Halts Omaha Breakup Plan. McNeil, Michele // Education Week;9/27/2006, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p17 

    The article discusses legal challenges to a state plan to break up the Omaha, Nebraska public schools into three districts. The article reports that Douglas County District Judge J. Michael Coffey has placed the plan on hold. The article discusses the reaction of the National Association for...

  • Effects of Decision On Extracurriculars Raise Thorny Is sues. Walsh, Mark // Education Week;6/13/1990, Vol. 9 Issue 38, p1 

    The article reports on the possible consequences of the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court that favors the 1984 Equal Access Act. The law allows the establishment of students' religious, philosophical and political organizations without discrimination from the school administration. School...

  • Schools Grapple with Legality of Prayer Rooms for Muslim Students. Ashford, Ellie // Education Digest;Nov2007, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p40 

    The article, condensed from the original in the September 2007 issue of "School Board News," discusses the San Diego, California, Unified School District's provisions for Muslim students who wanted to pray during school hours. The author explains other religious organizations' reactions and...

  • Inside the Revolt Over Bush's School Rules. Ripley, Amanda; Steptoe, Sonja; August, Melissa; Mustafa, Nadia; Sieger, Maggie // Time;5/9/2005, Vol. 165 Issue 19, p30 

    Reports on Utah and other states' resistance to U.S. President George W. Bush's "No Child Left Behind" act (NCLB). Legislature passed in Utah allowing Utah schools to ignore the education bill if its mandates conflict with state priorities or requires state money to meet them; Suit filed by the...

  • Court battle looms over control of LAUSD.  // American School Board Journal;Dec2006, Vol. 193 Issue 12, p12 

    This article reports on the status of political control of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in California. Despite the signing of legislation by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger that gives partial control of the second largest school system in the U.S. to Mayor Antonio...

  • Ala. School-Prayer Law Upheld. Heard, Alex // Education Week;1/26/1983, Vol. 2 Issue 18, p4 

    The article reports that Alabama district court judge Brevard Hand ruled that the state's school-prayer laws are legal. The ruling dismisses a suit filed by mobile attorney Ishmael Jaffree on behalf of his two sons and daughter against three mobile teachers, a principal, and the local school...

  • Omaha's Westside High: Unlikely Spark For Major Constitutional Confrontation. Walsh, Mark // Education Week;4/18/1990, Vol. 9 Issue 30, p1 

    The article reports on the lawsuit filed by Bridget Mergens, a senior at Westside High School in Omaha, Texas against the school board on the question whether student religious clubs should be granted access to public school facilities. Through financial and legal backing of the National Legal...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics