In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held on Wednesday that a “ministerial exception” barred a parochial school teacher from pursuing an employment discrimination claim against the church that runs the school. This opinion dramatically limits the scope of protection provided to religious employees
For the last seventy-five years, Augusta, Georgia has predominantly been known for its connection to the Masters, one of the nation’s most tradition-laden events in all of sports. But less than a mile from Magnolia Lane, Augusta State University (ASU) has become embroiled in a
On Monday, November 28, a group of 20 to 30 Occupy Harvard protesters attempted to disrupt a Goldman Sachs recruiting session being hosted by Harvard’s Office of Career Services. Three days later, the Crimson ran an editorial reprimanding the protesters’ behavior.
Turnaround for Children, a New York-based nonprofit, has been partnering directly with high-poverty schools and districts to transform the physical and emotional environments in which children spend the school day.
In an attempt to offset fiscal woes, Pennsylvania’s Pennsbury School District recently contracted to allow extensive advertising in its schools. The ads—the district plans to install over 200—will be located on the walls, floors, lockers, and cafeteria tables of Pennsbury’s 16 primary, middle, and
In the wake of several recent high-profile tragedies, several states have enacted or toughened laws aimed at suppressing the phenomenon of cyberbullying. On one hand, new legislation often represents the much-needed updating of outdated stalking and harassment laws to reflect the prevalence of online communication.
“[T]his is tough and I’m stuck on this.” Justice Breyer expressed the prevailing theme of the oral arguments before the Supreme Court in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC. The oral arguments demonstrated that the justices are having a difficult time delineating the boundaries of the ministerial
A significant part of the challenge of preventing “at-risk” high school students from dropping out involves providing these students with meaningful reasons to continue their education. The problem is an obvious one: students to whom the notion of an academic college education appears unappealing or
In his article forthcoming in Volume 47:1 of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, “The Right to Comprehensive Educational Opportunity,” Michael A. Rebell, a professor at Columbia University Teachers College, argues for the recognition of a constitutional right to quality education for all
Recent years have seen a growing emphasis on the notion that America’s children should be spending more time in school. The idea that more schooling will enhance learning outcomes bears an awkward resemblance to the notion that additional money will amplify happiness; both points of