Part One of this article provides a broad-brush overview of constitutional doctrine as it bears on citizenship education in the public schools. The remaining parts of the article focus on a Free Exercise challenge to the introduction of a Callaneseque program of citizenship education in a public school. Part Two thus explicates Callan’s theory. Part Three outlines my approach to the Free Exercise Clause. Part Four applies that approach to a challenge brought against a Callanesque program of citizenship education. Part Five takes up other possible rights-based limits on the education power and offers a suggestion regarding how citizenship education might proceed without violating the Free Exercise Clause.
van Geel, Tyll
"Citizenship Education and the Free Exercise of Religion,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 34
, Article 12.
Available at: http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol34/iss1/12