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Description - The Fourth R by Joan DelFattore

Contrary to popular belief, God has certainly not been kicked out of the public schools. What is banned is state-sponsored prayer, not the religious speech of the students themselves. But as news stories, political speeches, and lawsuits amply demonstrate, this approach has by no means resolved the long-standing debate over religion in public education. While some people challenge the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, with its reference to "one nation under God", others view school shootings and the terrorism of 9/11 as evidence that organised prayer must once again become part of the official school day. In this lively book, Joan DelFattore traces the evolution of school-prayer battles from the early 1800s, when children were beaten or expelled for refusing to read the King James Bible, to current disputes over prayer at public-school football games. Underlying these events, she shows, is a struggle to balance two of the most fundamental tenets of Americanism: majority rule and individual rights.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300102178
ISBN-10: 0300102178
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joan DelFattore

Joan DelFattore, professor of English and legal studies at the University of Delaware, is also the author of the prizewinning What Johnny Shouldn't Read.

Books By Joan DelFattore

Knowledge in the Making by Joan DelFattore
Paperback, August 2012
What Johnny Shouldn`t Read by Joan DelFattore
Paperback, August 1994