Law and American Education: A Case Brief Approach / Edition 2

Law and American Education: A Case Brief Approach / Edition 2

by Robert H. Palestini, Karen F. Palestini
     
 

Both public and nonpublic school educators are aware that over the last several decades courts have played an increasingly significant role in defining school policy. Decisions about school desegregation, prayer, public school financing, student rights, collective bargaining, and other personnel issues attest to the extent and importance of judicial influence. It is… See more details below

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Both public and nonpublic school educators are aware that over the last several decades courts have played an increasingly significant role in defining school policy. Decisions about school desegregation, prayer, public school financing, student rights, collective bargaining, and other personnel issues attest to the extent and importance of judicial influence. It is necessary, therefore, that teachers and administrators have at least a rudimentary knowledge and understanding of school law and how it affects their classroom activities.

Law and American Education: A Case Brief Approach, Second Edition includes a sizable body of school law that educators should be familiar with so that they are able to conduct themselves in a legally acceptable manner. In today's environment, it is crucial that educators consider the legal implications of their decisions and conduct. This book provides introductory material for those educators interested in K-12 educational issues who have little or no knowledge of school law. An update to the original book published in 1999, this second edition covers additional topics, such as sexual harassment, educational vouchers, drug testing, and students with disabilities.

About the Author:
Robert H. Palestini is the dean of graduate and continuing studies at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia

About the Author:
Karen F. Palestini has been an adjunct professor at Saint Joseph's University and Seton Hall University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578863945
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
04/26/2006
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2The educator and liability9
3Schools and the state24
4Students and the law38
5Teachers and the law69
6School desegregation88
7School finance issues99

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