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The First Amendment and State Bans on Teachers' Religious Garb Analyzing the Historic Origins of Contemporary Legal Challenges in the United States

by Nathan C. Walker

Part of the Routledge Research in Religion and Education Series

The First Amendment and State Bans on Teachers' Religious Garb Analyzing the Historic Origins of Contemporary Legal Challenges in the United States Synopsis

Examining the twelve-decade legal conflict of government bans on religious garb worn by teachers in U.S. public schools, this book provides comprehensive documentation and analysis of the historical origins and subsequent development of teachers' religious garb in relation to contemporary legal challenges within the United Nations and the European Union. By identifying and correcting factual errors in the literature about historical bans on teachers' garb, Walker demonstrates that there are still substantial and unresolved legal questions to the constitutionality of state garb statutes and reflects on how the contemporary conflicts are historically rooted. Showcased through a wealth of laws and case studies, this book is divided into eight clear and concise chapters and answers questions such as: what are anti-religious-garb laws?; how have the state and federal court decisions evolved?; what are the constitutional standards?; what are the establishment clause and free exercise clause arguments?; and how has this impacted current debates on teachers' religious garb?, before concluding with an informative summary of the points discussed throughout. State Bans on Teachers' Religious Garb in the United States is the ideal resource for researchers, academics, and postgraduate students in the fields of education, religion, education policy, sociology of education, and law, or those looking to explore an in-depth development of the laws and debates surrounding teachers' religious garb within the last 125 years.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780367188306
Publication date: 12th August 2019
Author: Nathan C. Walker
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 282 pages
Categories: Religion: general, Moral & social purpose of education, Social law, Educational strategies & policy,

About Nathan C. Walker

Rev. Dr. Nathan C. Walker is executive director of 1791 Delegates. He has studied law and religion at Harvard and Columbia universities, US.

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