The Good News Club

The Good News Club

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

ISBN: 9781610390507

Category: Education

Page: 304

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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.
Categories: Education

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170  c  of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986

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 .
Good ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433016643987

Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

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Categories: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

Religion and the Law in America

Religion and the Law in America

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

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851098631

Category: Law

Page: 547

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Provides a collection of essays and alphabetical entries that cover the history of freedom of religion in the United States.
Categories: Law

The Donut Repair Club Tells the Good News

The Donut Repair Club Tells the Good News

When their concert is cancelled, the Donut Repair Club kids go to the circua to spread God's word.

Author: Dave Shipp

Publisher: Bean Sprouts

ISBN: 0784710880

Category: Christian life

Page: 24

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When their concert is cancelled, the Donut Repair Club kids go to the circua to spread God's word.
Categories: Christian life

U C Davis Law Review

U C  Davis Law Review

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
plans ...

Author: University of California, Davis. School of Law

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5209618

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals

California law review

California law review

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
board ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4906747

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Annual Editions

Annual Editions

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
York ...

Author: Fred Schultz

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 007254841X

Category: Education

Page: 223

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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.
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Religious charter schools

Religious charter schools

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

ISBN: 1593117582

Category: Education

Page: 158

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However, a charter school, like any other public school, can accommodate students' religions: the law is clear about that too."
Categories: Education

2004 Deskbook Encyclopedia of American School Law

2004 Deskbook Encyclopedia of American School Law

... 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 ...

Author: Progressive Business Publications

Publisher:

ISBN: 0974413305

Category: Law

Page: 694

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Categories: Law

Does God Belong in Public Schools

Does God Belong in Public Schools

... 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

ISBN: 9781400826278

Category: Education

Page: 272

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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.
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Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law

Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law

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 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015039874329

Category: City planning and redevelopment law

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Categories: City planning and redevelopment law

Religion Public Schools

Religion   Public Schools

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

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002441454

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 242

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Latest developments in the law and issues surrounding religion and public schools.
Categories: Constitutional law

The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

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

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063672781

Category: History

Page: 205

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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.
Categories: History

Taking Sides

Taking Sides

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

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 0072480408

Category: Law

Page: 370

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Presents a variety of debates on legal issues dealing with the individual, the community, and the state.
Categories: Law

American Constitutional Law

American Constitutional Law

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

ISBN: 0742526933

Category: Law

Page: 1095

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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.
Categories: Law

Supplement to Constitutional Law

Supplement to Constitutional Law

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 ...

Author: William Cohen

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 1587783649

Category: Law

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Categories: Law

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119629207

Category: Law

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Categories: Law

The Writer

The Writer

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 .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105118864268

Category: Authorship

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Urban Family

Urban Family

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 ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556022890461

Category: African American families

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Categories: African American families

Appalachian Journal of Law

Appalachian Journal of Law

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
Court ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B5077802

Category: Law

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Categories: Law