Article in Response to Controversy
This paper examines the consequences of Saxe v. State College Area School District as it affects schools in the development of anti-harassment policy. Cornel West’s lens, described in Democracy Matters (2004), alleging imperialistic overtones in contemporary governance is used to frame how a well-intended policy was maligned by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to deny constitutional protection to minority groups, especially gays. The case is provocative in that it also illustrates how courts can be manipulated to advance hegemonic political agendas. This article is timely considering recent changes to the membership of the United States Supreme Court.
Colitti, Marc Claude-Charles
"Saxe as an Erosion of Individual Protections,"
Journal of Educational Controversy: Vol. 1:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://cedar.wwu.edu/jec/vol1/iss1/7
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Educational law and legislation--United States; Students--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States; School management and organization--United States; Education--Moral and ethical aspects--United States; Minorities--Civil rights--United States