Presents a survey of eleven major book banning incidents, a look at laws regarding bookbanning, interviews with the authors of banned books, and an annotated listing of the fifty most challenged books from 1996 through 2000.
How free are students and teachers to express unpopular ideas in public schools and universities? Not free enough, the author suggests. Wading without hesitation into some of the most contentious issues of our times, she investigates battles over a wide range of topics that have fractured school and university communities, homosexuality themed children's books, research on race based intelligence, the teaching of evolution, the regulation of hate speech, and more, and offers insights supported by theory and by practical expertise. Two key questions arise: What ideas should schools and universities teach? And what rights do teachers and students have to disagree with those ideas?
From a series that examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on school dress code and the freedom of expression.
Let the Students Speak! details the rich history and growth of the First Amendment in public schools, from the early nineteenth-century's failed student free-expression claims to the development of protection for students by the U.S. Supreme Court. David Hudson brings this history vividly alive by drawing from interviews with key student litigants in famous cases, including John Tinker of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District and Joe Frederick of the 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' case, Morse v. Frederick. He goes on to discuss the raging free-speech controversies in public schools today, including dress codes and uniforms, cyberbullying, and the regulation of any violent-themed expression in a post-Columbine and Virginia Tech environment. This book should be required reading for students, teachers, and school administrators alike.
Ramey examines the legal boundaries of student speech and expression rights in school, as developed and defined by the U.S. federal courts. At issue is the proper extent of student speech and expressive conduct protected under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The contributors of this volume ... guide educators, school administrators, academics, and other concerned citizens to unpack the political, social, and cultural influences inherent in the textbooks of core content areas such as math, science, English, and social science. They urge readers to reconsider the role textbooks play in the creation of students' political, social, and moral development and in perpetuating asymmetrical social and economic relationships, where social actors are bestowed unearned privileges and entitlements based upon their race, gender, sexuality, class, religion and linguistic background. Finally, they suggest ways to resist the hegemony of those texts through critical analyses, critical questioning, and critical pedagogies.
Featuring separate chapters on American Indians, war, and slavery, this book tracks the changes in how young readers are taught to conceptualize history and the American nation through historical novels (rather than textbooks),
As zero-tolerance discipline policies have been instituted at high schools across the country, police officers are employed with increasing frequency to enforce behavior codes and maintain order, primarily at poorly performing, racially segregated urban schools. Actions that may once have sent students to the detention hall or resulted in their suspension may now introduce them to the criminal justice system. In "Police in the Hallways," Kathleen Nolan explores the impact of policing and punitive disciplinary policies on the students and their educational experience.
"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."