Religious Tolerance, Education and the Curriculum by Susan Mendus (auth.), Elizabeth Burns Coleman, Kevin White

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Janice R. Russell Interdisciplinary Social Psychology Doctoral Program University of Nevada, Reno James T. Richardson Judicial Studies Program Sociology University of Nevada, Reno 26 PAULINE RIDGE 3. LAW, TOLERANCE AND RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS IN AUSTRALIA Religious schools in Australia are operated by religious groups to provide a primary or secondary education that satisfies the state’s compulsory education requirements within the framework of these groups’ religious beliefs and practices. From time to time, public interest in religious schools is sparked by media reports concerning their operation.

In Wallace v. S. Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of the Court of Appeals stating that when examined under the Lemon test, the Alabama statutes did not even pass the first prong, making it unnecessary to address the issue of advancement of religion. 61 The Virginia statute was differentiated from Wallace because there was no language specific to a religious purpose for the minute of silence. Rather, the statute was deemed to allow for a moment of reflection given recent incidents of school violence.

Fraser, Between Church and State: Religion and Public Education in a Multicultural America, p. 141. Ibid. Ibid. Ibid. Fowler, Religion and Politics in America. Ibid. Fraser, Between Church and State: Religion and Public Education in a Multicultural America. Lemon v. Kurtzman, 1971. Alexander & Alexander, American Public School Law. Fowler, Religion and Politics in America. , 1973. C. Griffin (2007), Law and Religion: Cases and Materials. Foundation Press: New York. Fowler, Religion and Politics in America, p.

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