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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1578863945

ISBN-13: 9781578863945

Pub. Date: 04/26/2006

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

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

Overview

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

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


Preface     vii
Introduction     1
Sources of Law     1
The American Judicial System     6
The Educator and Liability     9
School District Immunity     9
Wood v. Strickland     11
Carey v. Piphus     12
Franklin v. Gwinett Cy. Pub. Schools     12
The Law and Nonpublic Schools     13
Educator Liability     14
Duties of Supervision     16
Parental Consent     17
Contract Law     18
Sexual Harassment     18
Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education     20
Privacy and School Records     20
Malpractice     23
Insurance     23
Schools and the State     24
Compulsory Attendance     24
Pierce v. Society of Sisters of Holy Names     24
Religion in Schools     26
Engel v. Vitale     27
School District of Abington v. Schempp, Murray v. Curlett     27
Lee v. Weisman     29
Edwards v. Aguillard     30
Use of Facilities     32
Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free Sch. Dist.     32
Aid to NonpublicSchools     33
School Fees     34
Hartzell v. Connell     34
Health Services     36
Brown v. Stone     36
Berg v. Glen Cove City School District     37
Students and the Law     38
Freedom of Expression     38
Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. Community Sch. Dist.     38
Bethel Sch. Dist. v. Fraser     40
Hazelwood Sch. Dist. v. Kuhlmeier     40
Sherman v. Community Sch. Dist. 21     42
Suspension, Expulsion & Disciplinary Transfer     42
Goss v. Lopez     43
Gonzalez v. McEuen     43
Allen v. Casper     44
Corporal Punishment     45
Ingraham v. Wright     46
Search of Student & Lockers     47
New Jersey v. T.L.O.     47
Bellnier v. Lund     48
Vernonia Sch. Dist. v. Acton     49
Trinidad Sch. Dist. No. 1 v. Lopez     50
Dress and Grooming     52
Bannister v. Paradis     52
Davenport v. Randolph County Bd. of Educ.     53
Pregnancy, Parenthood & Marriage     53
Education of Individuals with Disabilities     54
Board of Educ. of Hendrick Hudson Cent. Sch. Dist. v. Rowley     55
Florence County Sch. Dist. v. Carter     60
Thomas v. Atascadero Unified Sch. Dist.     61
Participation in Extracurricular Activities     63
Palmer v. Merluzzi     63
Beeson v. Kiowa County Sch. Dist.     64
Grube v. Bethlehem Area Sch. Dist.     66
Disciplinary Action for Out-of-School Offenses     67
Teachers and the Law     69
Contract Non-renewal and Dismissal     69
Board of Regents of State Colleges v. Roth     69
Freedom of Expression     70
Pickering v. Bd. of Educ. of Township High Sch.     71
Mt. Healthy City Bd. of Educ. v. Doyle     72
Academic Freedom     73
Fowler v. Bd. of Educ. of Lincoln County     73
Wilson v. Chancellor     74
Drug Testing     74
Dress     75
East Hartford Educ. Assoc. v. Bd. of Educ. of East Hartford     75
Teacher as Role Model or Exemplar     75
Gaylord v. Tacoma Sch. Dist. No. 10     76
Erb v. Iowa State Bd. of Pub. Instruction     78
Mc Broom v. Bd. of Educ., Dist. No. 205     78
Barcheski v. Bd. of Educ. of Grand Rapids Pub. Sch.      79
Gebser v. Logo Vista Indep. Sch. Dist.     80
Employment Discrimination     81
Marshall v. Kirkland     82
Eckmann v. Bd. of Educ. of Hawthorn Sch. Dist. No. 17     83
Geller v. Markham     85
Teacher Bargaining     86
Lehnert v. Ferris Faculty Ass'n     86
Political Activities     87
School Desegregation     88
Historical Perspective     88
Plessy v. Ferguson     88
Brown v. Bd. of Educ. of Topeka     89
Desegregation in the South     90
Green v. County Sch. Bd. of New Kent County     91
Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Bd. of Educ.     92
Desegregation in Non-Southern States     93
Milliken v. Bradley     93
Columbus Bd. of Educ. v. Penick     94
Board of Educ. of Oklahoma City v. Dowell     95
Freeman v. Pitts     96
Missouri v. Jenkins     97
Epilogue     98
School Finance Issues     99
School Finance Reform     99
San Antonio Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Rodriguez     100
Rose v. Council For Better Educ. Inc.     102
Educational Choice      103
Jackson v. Benson     104
Index     109
About the Authors     111

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