Battleground by Stephen Bates
One Mother's Crusade, the Religious Right, and the Struggle for Control of Our Classrooms

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trial delineates the legal, historical, and ethical issues raised when fundamentalists attempted to ban ""satanic"" textbooks in rural Tennessee. By the author of If No News, Send Rumors. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

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Stephen Bates is "The Guardian"'s religious affairs and royal correspondent. He is a regular broadcaster as well as writer, and has contributed to a wide range of publications, both at home and abroad.
Published September 1, 1993 by Poseidon Press. 365 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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How should the public handle religious topics and religious students?'' While never encumbering his text with ponderous arguments about constitutionality or educational theory, Bates strikes with range and depth at the heart of these issues, crucial for educators and all concerned Americans.

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In fundamentalist Hawkins County, Tennessee, the ``Scopes II'' textbook trial made national headlines as conservative parents, spearheaded by alarmed mother Vicki Frost, fought to ban reading materials which they deemed anti-Christian or harmful to their children.

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