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Holmes, Georgia L. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
With the maturation of the internet more and more colleges and universities are offering online courses. As these courses enter the mainstream, public policy issues are beginning to emerge. Many of these involve the tension between the "work for hire" doctrine and academic freedom that occurs when educational institutions offer these…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Online Courses, Copyrights, Ownership
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Sedler, Robert A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Blackstone's Commentaries stated that the common law imposed a duty on parents to provide for the maintenance, protection, and education of their children, and of these, the duty to provide an education was "of far the greatest importance." Early on American courts cited Blackstone for the proposition of the common law duty of parents…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Laws, Parent Rights, Parent Responsibility
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Bradt, Patricia T. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2006
Darwinian evolution is accepted by the great majority of scientists as the method by which the diversity of earth's organisms, including humans, evolved. Current research continues to expand our knowledge of evolutionary mechanisms. However, certain religious groups, supporting teaching the creation of earth's species as outlined in Genesis…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Evolution, Creationism