In this book she demonstrates that there is more religion in America's public schools today than there has been for the past 100 years. The movement driving this agenda is stealthy. It is aggressive. It has our children in its sights.
Author: Katherine Stewart
Publisher: Hachette UK
In 2009, the Good News Club came to the public elementary school where journalist Katherine Stewart sent her children. The Club bills itself as an after-school Bible study, but Stewart soon discovered that its real mission is to convert children to fundamentalist Christianity. Astonished to discover that the Supreme Court had deemed this religious activity legal in public schools, Stewart began an investigative journey to dozens of cities across the nation to document the impact. As Stewart makes chillingly clear, the rapidly expanding network of Good News Clubs represents just one of a range of initiatives intended to insert religious values into public schools. Although they often appear to be spontaneous, local events, they are in fact organized and funded at a national level. Taken together, they represent a new strategy of the Religious Right in its long-running aim to "take back America," undermining our public education system and secular democracy itself.
Good News Christian Center Ministries , Good News in Black and White , Until
December 1998 , Good News Together We Stand , Lancaster , Pa . Capitol
Heights , Md ... The Good News Club Inc. , Raymond , Ms. Newport News , Va .
Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
Justice Scalia concurred,noting that there was no pressure here and so virtually
no endorsement of religion and that the club should be allowed to give reasons
for its good news without moving into being a religious group rather than one ...
Author: Scott A. Merriman
Provides a collection of essays and alphabetical entries that cover the history of freedom of religion in the United States.
Author: University of California, Davis. School of LawPublish On: 2006
Therefore , many of the Good News Club's activities are religious and resemble
proselytizing . Children attending meetings must pray.75 Club teachers
repeatedly tell the children to receive Jesus as their personal savior.176 Lesson
Author: University of California, Davis. School of Law
350 The Good News Club wanted to meet after hours and engage children in
reciting verses from the Bible . 351 The club ' s leader would read Bible stories
and explained how they were relevant to the children ' s lives . 352 The school
Article 14 Legal Update Martha M . McCarthy In June 2001 the U . S . Supreme
Court delivered a signif - icant decision , Good News Club v . Milford Central
School , allowing a private Christian organization to hold its meetings in a New
Author: Fred Schultz
This annually updated reader is a compilation of interesting articles selected from magazines, newspapers, and journals dealing with educational issues, such as striving for excellence; managing life in classrooms, cultural diversity and schooling and serving special needs and concerns. Our student Web site, www.dushkin.com/online provides study tips and links to related sites.
The only apparent difference between the activity of Lamb's Chapel and the
activities of the Good News Club is that the Club chooses to teach moral lessons
from a Christian perspective through live storytelling and prayer, whereas Lamb's
Author: Lawrence D. Weinberg
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
However, a charter school, like any other public school, can accommodate students' religions: the law is clear about that too."
Author: Progressive Business PublicationsPublish On: 2003
... the club from school facilities solely because of its religious viewpoint. This
resulted in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination. The court found no
difference between the Good News Club and other student organizations that
were not ...
... claimed that the school actually endorsed the existing clubs as contributing to a
wellrounded education, and that none ... School officials in a small town in central
New York had refused to allow the Good News Club, for first to sixth graders, ...
Author: Kent Greenawalt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Controversial Supreme Court decisions have barred organized school prayer, but neither the Court nor public policy exclude religion from schools altogether. 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. Using these and other case studies, Greenawalt considers how to balance the country's constitutional commitment to personal freedoms and to the separation of church and state with the vital role that religion has always played in American society. Do we risk distorting students' understanding of America's past and present by ignoring religion in public-school curricula? When does teaching about religion cross the line into the promotion of religion? Tracing the historical development of religion within public schools and considering every major Supreme Court case, Greenawalt concludes that the bans on school prayer and the teaching of creationism are justified, and that the court should more closely examine such activities as the singing of religious songs and student papers on religious topics. He also argues that students ought to be taught more about religion--both its contributions and shortcomings--especially in courses in history. To do otherwise, he writes, is to present a seriously distorted picture of society and indirectly to be other than neutral in presenting secularism and religion. Written with exemplary clarity and even-handedness, this is a major book about some of the most pressing and contentious issues in educational policy and constitutional law today.
10 Subsequently , the school district denied the Good News / Good Sports Club '
s request to continue meeting at the junior high school immediately after school .
" Parents and students who participated in the club sued the school district ...
Good News Club v . Milford Central School While the Bronx Household and Full
Gospel Tabernacle cases involved policies which prohibited both religious
worship and religious instruction , neither dealt with a building use request for ...
Author: Naomi E. Gittins
Category: Constitutional law
Latest developments in the law and issues surrounding religion and public schools.
In this case , public school officials barred a religious group , the Good News Club , from after - school use of facilities on equal terms with nonreligious
organizations . The club was an organization for children , ages 6 to 12 , who met
weekly to ...
Author: John J. Patrick
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Uses contemporary documents to explore the history of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the British traditions on which they were based, and their impact on American society.
As the District Court stated, Good News did “not object to the reasonableness of [
Milford]'s policy that prohibits the use of [its] ... See 202 F.3d 502, 508 (CA2 2000)
(Good News argues that “to exclude the Club because it teaches morals and ...
Author: M. Ethan Katsh
Presents a variety of debates on legal issues dealing with the individual, the community, and the state.
Good News Club et al . v . our analysis by two of our prior opinions , Lamb's
Chapel Milford Central School and Rosenberger . In Lamb's Chapel , we held
that a school district violated the Free Speech Clause of the First 533 U.S. 98 ,
121 S. Ct ...
Author: Donald P. Kommers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Discusses the history of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, the involvement of the United States in the peace process, and the changing face of terrorism in the twenty-first century.
The Good News Club seeks nothing more than to be treated neutrally and given
access to speak about the same topics as are other groups . Because allowing
the Club to speak on school grounds would ensure neutrality , not threaten it ...
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He is quite happy in his position , and concisely putting into shape the news you
get , although he has been repeatedly offered ... editor's chair , fied young men a
few days ago at the Press and when there is an important piece of news Club .
The Good News Club by Vera Mae Perkins ome experts are now saying that the
best chance of reversing the downward trend of our inner cities is to reach the
children at an early age and instill in them Christian values . I've known this for ...
58 The school opened its facilities to any clubs that taught morals and character
development to young children , but excluded the Good News Club because it
taught moral and character development from a religious viewpoint . 59 The