The Bill of Rights is generally recognized as a part of the U.S. Constitution that guarantees each person certain basic rights. The individual freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights have been demarcated by a large number of court cases that have defined the rights of all citizens, including teachers and students in public education. The fascinating story of how these rights became a part of the Constitution and the specific freedoms that they guarantee is presented in this entry, along with their application to education. Even though not all of the Amendments have a direct impact on education, all are identified in this entry.

Origins of the Bill of Rights

Following the conclusion of the Revolutionary War with Great Britain, there was widespread discontent with the ...

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