Public School Law: Teachers' and Students' Rights / Edition 4by Martha M. McCarthy, Stephen B. Thomas, Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe, Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe
Since WWII, lawmakers have significantly reshaped educational policy. Most school personnel are aware of the burgeoning litigation and legislation, and some are familiar with the names of a few landmark Supreme Court decisions. Nonetheless, many teachers and administrators misunderstand the basic legal concepts that are being applied to educational questions. As a… See more details below
Since WWII, lawmakers have significantly reshaped educational policy. Most school personnel are aware of the burgeoning litigation and legislation, and some are familiar with the names of a few landmark Supreme Court decisions. Nonetheless, many teachers and administrators misunderstand the basic legal concepts that are being applied to educational questions. As a result, they are uncertain about the legality the daily decisions they make to operate their schools. A bestseller by the topic authors in this subject, this book helps alleviate concerns voiced by educators. KEY TOPICS: It addresses legal principles applicable to practitioners in a succinct but comprehensive manner. Topics with a direct impact on educators and students are explored: student classification, attendance, teachersÕ constitutional rights, church-state relations, and much more. Every school administrator needs a copy of this best- selling reference on his or her shelf.
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Table of Contents
All chapters conclude with "Conclusion."
1. Legal Framework of Public Education.
State Control of Education.
Federal Role in Education.
Function and Structure of the Judicial System.
2. Church-State Relations.
Religious Influences in Public Schools.
Equal Access for Religious Expression.
Excusal from Public School for Religious Instruction and Observances.
Religious Exemptions From Public School Activities.
Religious Challenges to the Secular Curriculum.
Governmental Regulation of Private Schools.
Governmental Aid to Private Schools.
3. School Attendance and Instructional Issues.
Compulsory School Attendance.
The School Curriculum.
Student Proficiency Testing.
Instructional Privacy Rights.
4. Students' Rights in Noninstructional Matters.
Freedom of Speech and Press.
5. Student Classification Practices.
Classifications Based on Gender.
Classifications Based on Native Language.
Classifications Based on Age.
Classifications Based on Ability or Achievement.
Classifications Based on Disability.
6. Student Discipline.
Expulsions and Suspensions.
Search and Seizure.
Remedies for Unlawful Disciplinary Actions.
7. Terms and Conditions of Employment.
Employment by Local SchoolBoards.
Other Employment Issues.
8. Teachers' Substantive Constitutional Rights.
Freedom of Expression.
Freedom of Association.
9. Discrimination in Employment.
Race and National-Origin Discrimination.
10. Termination of Employment.
Due Process in General.
Procedural Requirements in Discharge Proceedings.
Dismissal for Cause.
Remedies for Violations of Protected Rights.
11. Collective Bargaining.
Employees' Bargaining Rights in the Private and Public Sectors.
Teachers' Statutory Bargaining Rights.
Scope of Negotiations.
Union Security Provisions.
12. Tort Liability.
13. School Desegregation.
De Jure Segregation in the South.
Distinguishing Between De Jure and De Facto Segregation.
Busing: Limitations and Alternatives.
Staff Desegregation Remedies.
Ending Judicial Supervision.
14. Summary of Legal Generalizations.
Selected Supreme Court Cases.
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