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Cross purposes: Pierce v. Society of Sisters and the struggle over compulsory public education 1 edition

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In 1922, the people of Oregon passed legislation requiring all children to attend public schools. For the nativists and progressives who had campaigned for the Oregon School Bill, it marked the first victory in a national campaign to homogenize education—and ultimately the populace. Private schools, both secular and religious, vowed to challenge the law. The Catholic Church, the largest provider of private education in the country and the primary target of the Ku Klux Klan campaign, stepped forward to lead the fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. In Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925), the court declared the Oregon School Bill unconstitutional and ruled that parents have the right to determine how their children should be educated. Since then, Pierce has provided a precedent in many cases pitting parents against the state. - Publisher.

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Cross purposes
Pierce v. Society of Sisters and the struggle over compulsory public education
Paula Abrams.

Published 2009 by The University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

One hundred percent Americanism
We the people
The entering wedge
Good enough for all
Who owns your child?
Romanism
Seeing red
The majority will
A great cross
Turf
A perfect storm
Delicate and difficult questions
Take the scholars
An extravagance in simile
Final duty and power
The little red schoolhouse
Last refuge
A mere creature of the state.

Edition Notes

Case cited as: Pierce v. Society of Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, 268 U.S. 510 (1925)

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
344.73/079
Library of Congress
KF228.S57 A38 2009

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23554843M
ISBN 13
9780472117000, 9780472021390
LC Control Number
2009024929
Library Thing
9607719

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