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Religion and the Public Schools


by Ward Madden 1966

In this book (the Burton and the Inglis lectures of 1965), Paul A. Freund considers "The Legal Issue" involved in the question of religion and the public school, while Robert Ulich considers "The Educational Issue." These two slim lectures (each 25 pages or less) are not to be regarded as detailed studies, but rather as general summations, the result of the experience and thought of two mature scholars. Despite his brevity, Mr. Freund succeeds in conveying a sense of the complexities and confusions of the legal situation. At the same time he makes a concise case for the contention that a number of legal principles have, as of this moment in American history, become reasonably well-established, even though the possibility of future ill-conceived tamperings with the Constitution can never be ruled out. These principles consist essentially of safeguards against the misuse of the public school as an instrument for imposing any... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 6, 1966, p. 460-460
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2350, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 4:21:32 PM

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