School Law and the Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders / Edition 3by Nathan L. Essex
Pub. Date: 04/30/2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
This concise, easy to read paperback contains relevant information on historical and contemporary legal issues affecting the organization and administration of schools in the United States. This text is a must have for educators and policy makers at all levels. Legal issues are covered thoroughly yet succinctly, and are discussed in a way that is informative,… See more details below
This concise, easy to read paperback contains relevant information on historical and contemporary legal issues affecting the organization and administration of schools in the United States. This text is a must have for educators and policy makers at all levels. Legal issues are covered thoroughly yet succinctly, and are discussed in a way that is informative, entertaining, and useful so the educator or administrator can effectively perform professional duties within the boundaries of constitutional, statutory, and case law.
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
- New Chapter 4, "Student Safety and Due Process," provides a comprehensive overview of issues impacting school safety and precautions that school officials should take.
- New Chapter 11, "The Instructional Program," discusses all issues relating to curriculum requirements, standards, testing, and grading.
- New Chapter 12, "School Desegregation," covers the historical discussion of desegregation, challenging the courts' role in creating desegregated schools.
- No Child Left Behind considerations are included throughout.
- Provides clear discussion of the groundbreaking landmark Supreme Court decision on Affirmative Action in the college admissions process (Ch. 9).
- Contains unprecedented coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down Texas' law prohibiting private homosexual acts between consenting adults as unconstitutional (Ch. 8).
- "In-Basket Exercises" or Cases have been added at the end of every chapter, providing practical application designed to reinforce concepts and create dialog among students.
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Table of Contents
|List of cases|
|About the author|
|Ch. 1||Legal framework affecting public schools||1|
|Sources of law||1|
|The U.S. system of courts||5|
|Analysis of an appellate court opinion||7|
|The supreme court||9|
|Ch. 2||Religion and the public schools||12|
|School sponsored prayer||13|
|School sponsored Bible reading||15|
|Silent prayer and meditation||16|
|Aid to parochial schools||17|
|Prayer at school events||20|
|Voluntary prayer at commencement exercises||23|
|Use of school facilities by religious student groups||26|
|Religious activities and holiday programs||32|
|Ch. 3||Students, the law, and public schools||43|
|Freedom of expression||44|
|Dress and appearance||52|
|Search and seizure||54|
|"No pass, no play" rule||63|
|Use of pagers and cellular phones||64|
|Ch. 4||Due process and student safety||82|
|Handling gang violence in schools||86|
|School uniform dress policies, school safety, and students' freedom of expression rights||88|
|Zero tolerance and school safety||89|
|Ch. 5||Individuals with disabilities||105|
|Individuals with disabilities education act of 1990 (IDEA)||107|
|National council on disability||109|
|Disciplining students with disabilities||120|
|Individuals with disabilities education act of 1997||124|
|Ch. 6||School personnel and school district liability||135|
|The school as a safe place||135|
|Limiting liability for school violence||136|
|Liability of school personnel||141|
|Defenses for negligence||152|
|Duties of supervision||157|
|Liability involving civil rights statutes||162|
|Ch. 7||Liability and student records||168|
|Sanctions for violating family privacy rights||168|
|Rights of parents||170|
|Rights of noncustodial parents||171|
|Rights of eligible students||171|
|Rights of school personnel||171|
|Enforcement of state or federal statutes||172|
|Family education rights and privacy act||172|
|No child left behind act of 2001||174|
|Defamation involving school personnel||177|
|Defenses against defamation||182|
|Ch. 8||Teacher freedoms||187|
|Substantive and procedural considerations||187|
|Freedom of expression||188|
|Freedom of association||195|
|Dress and grooming||198|
|Right to privacy||202|
|Title VII : religious discrimination||209|
|Ch. 9||Discrimination in employment||214|
|Title VII : discrimination||214|
|The rehabilitation act of 1973 and the Americans with disabilities act of 1990||218|
|Affirmative action : California and proposition 209||226|
|Pregnancy and public school employment||233|
|Issues involving national origin : proposition 187||238|
|Ch. 10||Recruitment, tenure, dismissal, and due process||243|
|Recruitment of personnel||243|
|Dismissal for cause||251|
|Ch. 11||The instructional program||279|
|Control of public schools||279|
|No child left behind act of 2001||287|
|Use of the internet for instruction||290|
|Grading and academic requirements||294|
|Ch. 12||School desegregation||308|
|De Jure segregation||308|
|Brown II implementation||309|
|Free transfer and freedom of choice program||312|
|The civil rights act of 1964||315|
|App. A||The constitution of the United States : provisions and amendments affecting education||324|
|App. B||Summary of relevant federal statutes||329|
|Glossary of relevant legal terms||347|
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