Education Law, Policy, and Practice, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Education Law, Policy, and Practice, now in a Second Edition,
challenges students to think more deeply and broadly by taking an integrated approach and looking at the political, financial, educational and practical issues at play in school law.

Offering a clear framework for understanding education law, this groundbreaking casebook features:

  • an integrated approach that combines law, policy, and practice—by consistently examining the political, financial, educational and practical issues involved in education law
  • a teachable mix of Supreme Court cases, materials, and text
  • a coherent and transparent framework for conceptualizing Education Law
  • in-depth treatment of the major issues:
    • the boundaries of public and private education
    • church and state relations
    • school governance, school choice and the tensions between federal power and local control
    • the rights and responsibilities of students
    • equal protection and racial and gender diversity
    • school finance and equity
    • liabilities within the educational environment
    • the rights and responsibilities of teachers
    • special education

  • Practicums in each section encourage students to apply the law to realistic situations
  • helpful Teacher’s Manual that offers summaries of all of the cases and answers to all of the questions at the end of the cases, as well as strategies for discussing the Practicums, additional teaching techniques, and alternative syllabi

Updated throughout, the Second Edition includes:

  • recent Supreme Court decisions regarding racial diversity and integration of public schools, the First Amendment rights of students and the role of church and state in the classroom
  • a dedicated chapter addressing the law and policy of early childhood education
  • critical changes to school legislation, including No Child Left
    and special education
  • more coverage of School Choice programs and Charter Schools
  • comparative and international law perspectives on education law and policy
  • accessible data and charts that quantify the impact of each area of education law and policy
  • new cases and strategies that impact labor relations in schools
  • new Practicum exercises
  • updated Teacher’s Manual now offers a template for
    teaching Education Law
    that enables you to organize, clarify, and summarize all of the material in the text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735578074
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 3/13/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1021
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1. An Overview of the Book: What Makes a Good School?

Chapter 2. The Legal, Financial, and Practical Structure of
Education Law

Chapter 3. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

Chapter 4. The Evolution of American Public Education

Part II: The Boundaries of Public Education: Public and Private, Church and State

Chapter 5. The Law and Policy of Early Childhood Education

Chapter 6. The Evolving Boundaries between Public and Private

Chapter 7. The Establishment Clause and the Lemon Test: Public
Resources for Religious Education

Chapter 8. The Decline of Lemon and Entanglement and the Rise of
Private Choice and Vouchers

Chapter 9. Religious Observance in the Public School

Chapter 10. The Use of School Facilities

Part III: The Legal and Practical Aspects of Public School Governance

Chapter 11.The Legal Structure of School Governance

Chapter 12. The Legal Mechanics of School Board Governance

Chapter 13. Curriculum and Instructional Practices

Chapter 14. The Rights and Responsibilities of Students

Chapter 15. The Educational Climate

Chapter 16. The Rights and Responsibilities of Educational
Professionals and Other School District Employees

Table of Cases


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