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This publication offers a brief review of religion and school issues that emerged in U.S. courts in 1999. Included are prayer in public schools; teacher's free exercise rights limited by establishment clause; impermissible student lessons and activities; teaching of evolution/creation science; volunteer clergy counselors in the schools; aid to parochial schools; vouchers; a special publicly funded school district for religious sect; and the use of school facilities for religious purposes by outside groups. Case notes are also provided for: religion; Eleventh Amendment; race-based admissions; Fourth Amendment; the Americans with Disabilities Act; employment, and Section 1983. The article ends by reviewing cases recently brought before the Supreme Court. (DFR)

Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Creationism, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Regulation, Government School Relationship, Racially Balanced Schools, Religion, School Prayer, State Church Separation

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Autor: Worona, Jay


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