Since the founding of our nation, separation of church and state in American public schools has remained a continuing and often heated topic of debate. How does one person's freedom to practice religion impinge on other people's rights to be free from that religion?
Religion in the Schools examines the many facets of this complex subject, including prayer in the schools, the teaching of evolution, and other issues that continue to generate controversy. It provides a broad overview of the subject, as well as a detailed examination of the underpinnings of the legal and societal wall between church and state. Biographical sketches of over 20 key individuals involved in the issues are provided as well.
Although the book discusses many legal issues and court cases, Religion in the Schools is written for laypersons with minimum legal jargon and stresses the results of court decisions rather than detailed legal analyses of the cases. Readers will come away from this informative volume with a solid understanding of both sides of this controversial and ever-current topic.
Features • Biographical sketches of over 20 key individuals involved in the issues
Highlights • Discusses legal issues and court cases with minimum legal jargon • Stresses the results of court decisions rather than giving detailed legal analyses of the cases
James John Jurinski is a tax attorney and a law instructor at the University of Portland, Portland, OR. He is the author of ABC CLIO's Tax Reform: A Reference Handbook and Religion on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents.