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Creationism in the Classroom : Cases, Statutes, and Commentary,9780314281005
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Creationism in the Classroom : Cases, Statutes, and Commentary

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ISBN13:

9780314281005

ISBN10:
0314281002
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/8/2012
Publisher(s):
West Academic

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Summary

This casebook, by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, explores fundamental legal issues relating to how scientific and religious concepts of biological origins should be presented in public-school biology courses. Although numerous legal arguments are invoked, the Establishment Clause typically stands at or near the center of most disputes: Does teaching Darwinism or creationism, or disparaging them, in public schools promote or hinder religious belief in violation of the First Amendment In grappling with this question in various forms as presented in differing fact situations over the past half century, American courts have examined the meaning of the Establishment Clause and sharpened their interpretation of it. This is the first and only casebook devoted to this topic, and it is ideal for use in education law programs, constitutional law seminars, and legal history courses.


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