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Critical Race Theory in Arkansas Schools: What School Boards Can Expect Next Academic Year
Category: Education
Recently, state legislatures all over the country have proposed or passed state laws seeking to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in public school classrooms, sparking legal challenges and public outcry on both sides of the issue. One recent count shows that 26 states have attempted…
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Supreme Court Protects Off-Campus Speech of Public School Student
Category: Appellate Law, Education, Litigation
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 23, 2021 that a public high school student’s off-campus social media postings in which she used vulgar language and disparaged school programs constituted protected speech under the First Amendment. This decision signals the Court’s willingness to protect…
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NCAA Student-Athletes May Receive Increased Education-Related Compensation under New Supreme Court Ruling
Category: Education, Litigation
On June 21, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated opinion holding unanimously that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (the “NCAA”) may not withhold modest payments to student athletes related to education expenses. This holding, though narrowly tailored to the…
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