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The Resource The schoolhouse gate : public education, the Supreme Court, and the battle for the American mind, Justin Driver

The schoolhouse gate : public education, the Supreme Court, and the battle for the American mind, Justin Driver

Label
The schoolhouse gate : public education, the Supreme Court, and the battle for the American mind
Title
The schoolhouse gate
Title remainder
public education, the Supreme Court, and the battle for the American mind
Statement of responsibility
Justin Driver
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An award-winning constitutional law scholar at the University of Chicago (who clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor) gives us an engaging and alarming book that aims to vindicate the rights of public school students, which have so often been undermined by the Supreme Court in recent decades. Judicial decisions assessing the constitutional rights of students in the nation's public schools have consistently generated bitter controversy. From racial segregation to unauthorized immigration, from antiwar protests to compulsory flag salutes, from economic inequality to teacher-led prayer--these are but a few of the cultural anxieties dividing American society that the Supreme Court has addressed in elementary and secondary schools. The Schoolhouse Gate gives a fresh, lucid, and provocative account of the historic legal battles waged over education and illuminates contemporary disputes that continue to fracture the nation. Justin Driver maintains that since the 1970s the Supreme Court has regularly abdicated its responsibility for protecting students' constitutional rights and risked transforming public schools into Constitution-free zones. Students deriving lessons about citizenship from the Court's decisions in recent decades would conclude that the following actions taken by educators pass constitutional muster: inflicting severe corporal punishment on students without any procedural protections, searching students and their possessions without probable cause in bids to uncover violations of school rules, random drug testing of students who are not suspected of wrongdoing, and suppressing student speech for the viewpoint it espouses. Taking their cue from such decisions, lower courts have upheld a wide array of dubious school actions, including degrading strip searches, repressive dress codes, draconian "zero tolerance" disciplinary policies, and severe restrictions on off-campus speech. Driver surveys this legal landscape with eloquence, highlights the gripping personal narratives behind landmark clashes, and warns that the repeated failure to honor students' rights threatens our basic constitutional order. This magisterial book will make it impossible to view American schools--or America itself--in the same way again."--Dust jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Driver, Justin
Dewey number
344.73/0793
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4150
LC item number
.D75 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Students
  • Educational law and legislation
  • Constitutional law
  • Educational law and legislation
  • Students
  • United States
Label
The schoolhouse gate : public education, the Supreme Court, and the battle for the American mind, Justin Driver
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Publication
Note
Map located on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-535) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early encounters with race, culture, religion, and patriotism -- Freedom of expression from black armbands to BONG HiTS 4 JESUS -- Suspensions, corporal punishment, and intolerable "zero tolerance" policies -- Policing student investigations : searching students' bodies, suspicionless drug testing, and Miranda warnings -- Equal protection I : racial segregation and the enduring battle over Brown v. Board of Education -- Equal protection II : funding disparities, sex separations, and unauthorized immigration -- The quiet détente over religion and education
Control code
on1015858635
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 564 pages
Isbn
9781101871652
Lccn
2017058167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1015858635
Label
The schoolhouse gate : public education, the Supreme Court, and the battle for the American mind, Justin Driver
Publication
Note
Map located on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-535) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early encounters with race, culture, religion, and patriotism -- Freedom of expression from black armbands to BONG HiTS 4 JESUS -- Suspensions, corporal punishment, and intolerable "zero tolerance" policies -- Policing student investigations : searching students' bodies, suspicionless drug testing, and Miranda warnings -- Equal protection I : racial segregation and the enduring battle over Brown v. Board of Education -- Equal protection II : funding disparities, sex separations, and unauthorized immigration -- The quiet détente over religion and education
Control code
on1015858635
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 564 pages
Isbn
9781101871652
Lccn
2017058167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1015858635

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