Teachers' Religious Garb as an Instrument for Globalization in Education

Kerr, Caitlin S.
January 2011
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies;Winter2011, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p539
Academic Journal
Nebraska and Pennsylvania currently have laws in place that prohibit public school teachers from wearing religious garb. This Note applies the appropriate constitutional framework-a balancing test-in order to determine the propriety of a religious garb statute. Courts have upheld the statutes in light of perceived government endorsement of teachers' religion and feared impact on impressionable young children. However, both of these concerns are exaggerated and misplaced. Rather, a court must consider the demands a newly globalized world places on effective education for tomorrow's global citizens.


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