The legal impact of conservative New Right influences on public school curriculum

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Phillip Anthony Mobley (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: In recent years, a conservative, political, religious movement known as the New Right has emerged across the nation. While endeavoring to influence many societal issues, public schools have been particularly impacted due to the involvement of children, propinquity, and the relationship of politics and education. Many conservative organizations and individuals are distressed by what they perceive to be a movement toward a Godless system of public education, characterized as secular humanism. Close examination reveals that this abreact conservative movement differs from conservative pressures in the past. The New Right pressures have resulted in the growth of private schools and home schooling, as well as an assault on public educational practices, theories, and materials. A review of the professional literature has been conducted in order to trace the historical development of conservative influences and chart the emergence of the current New Right leadership in America. Assertions that public schools have become bastions of secular humanism have been explored in depth.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
Evolution $x Study and teaching
Creationism $x Study and teaching
Religion in the public schools
Public schools $x Curricula

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