Does God Belong in Public Schools?

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Abington Township v. Schempp, 19–20, 38, 40–41, 58, 64, 80
agnosticism, 64–65, 150, 220n.35; of standard modern history, 126–27
Alito, Samuel, 167–68
Amish, the, 21, 182
Arkansas, 94, 110, 122
assignment topics, appropriateness of, 2, 164–68
atheism, 64, 81, 98, 126
authority to make educational decisions, 33–34
Balanced Treatment Acts, 94, 110
Bauchman v. West High School, 54
Behe, Michael, 103
Bible, 2–3, 67, 70–71, 112, 129, 131, 167, 169; as authoritative word of God, 119, 136; belief in literal truth of, 93, 95, 175; devotional reading of in schools, 8, 19, 37–44, 76, 79–80; as literature, 136–37; as source for school research paper, 165–66; use of in early public schools, 8, 15–16
“Bible-reading” case. See Abington Town- ship v. Schempp
Big Bang theory, 94, 99
Boggs, Danny, 184
Brennan, William, 41, 122
Brown v. Board of Education, 38
Buddhism, 42, 130, 150, 164
C. H. v. Oliva, 167–68
Catholicism, 14, 28, 31, 128, 130–31, 134–35; and anti-Catholic attitudes, 14–15; attitudes toward homosexuality, 146–47; and Catholic schools, 18; and communion, 55; and rosaries, 172–73; and secular clothing, 156
Chalifoux v. New Caney Independent School District, 172–73
Christianity, 3, 8, 42, 52–54, 64–65, 92, 129–31, 134, 136, 150; fundamentalist understandings of, 3, 93, 175, 179, 181–82
Christmas, celebration of, 1–2, 51–52, 54–56; and Hanukkah, 56
Church of England, 28
civic education, 24–25; and religion, 28
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of, 156, 158–59
Clark, Tom, 40, 64
clubs, 2, use of school facilities by, 22, 69–76
coercion, as a standard for Establishment Clause violations, 45
Columbine High School, 171
Commager, Henry Steele, 15
communion, 4, 49, 55
comparative religion, courses in, 149–51
constitutional doctrine, development of, 43–44
Creation Research Society, 114
creationism, 1, 88, 101, 115; constitutional principles and, 122–25; promoting negative challenges to evolution, 102–6; scientific plausibility of, 106–12; as teaching religion, 90, 116; theoretical
framework of, 92–93. See also evolution; intelligent design
cultural diversity, in teaching literature, 136–37
“culture wars,” 9
curriculum, parental objections to, 174–77
Darwin, Charles, 91–92, 97, 120
Darwinism. See evolution
Dembski, William, 225n.12
Dewey, John, 16, 214n.12
Diary of Anne Frank, The, 175
Doe v. Duncanville Independent School Dis- trict, 53
Douglas, William, 19
dress, of teachers, 155–59; of students, 172–73


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