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Abrams, Paula 1953-

Works: 1 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 1,260 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: KF228.S57, 344.73079
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Most widely held works by Paula Abrams
Cross purposes Pierce v. Society of Sisters and the struggle over compulsory public education by Paula Abrams( )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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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