School Law and the Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders / Edition 3

School Law and the Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders / Edition 3

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by Nathan L. Essex
     
 

ISBN-10: 020541205X

ISBN-13: 9780205412051

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205412051
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
04/30/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of cases
Preface
About the author
Ch. 1Legal framework affecting public schools1
Sources of law1
The U.S. system of courts5
Analysis of an appellate court opinion7
The supreme court9
Ch. 2Religion and the public schools12
School sponsored prayer13
School sponsored Bible reading15
Silent prayer and meditation16
Aid to parochial schools17
Prayer at school events20
Voluntary prayer at commencement exercises23
Use of school facilities by religious student groups26
Religious activities and holiday programs32
Ch. 3Students, the law, and public schools43
Freedom of expression44
Dress and appearance52
Search and seizure54
"No pass, no play" rule63
Use of pagers and cellular phones64
Corporal punishment65
Classroom harassment73
Pregnant students76
Married students77
Ch. 4Due process and student safety82
Homeland security82
Handling gang violence in schools86
School uniform dress policies, school safety, and students' freedom of expression rights88
Zero tolerance and school safety89
School suspension94
Expulsion97
Metal detectors100
Drug testing101
Ch. 5Individuals with disabilities105
Individuals with disabilities education act of 1990 (IDEA)107
National council on disability109
Disciplining students with disabilities120
Individuals with disabilities education act of 1997124
Ch. 6School personnel and school district liability135
The school as a safe place135
Limiting liability for school violence136
Liability of school personnel141
Intentional torts145
Unintentional torts149
Defenses for negligence152
Duties of supervision157
Liability involving civil rights statutes162
Ch. 7Liability and student records168
Sanctions for violating family privacy rights168
Rights of parents170
Rights of noncustodial parents171
Rights of eligible students171
Rights of school personnel171
Enforcement of state or federal statutes172
Family education rights and privacy act172
No child left behind act of 2001174
Defamation involving school personnel177
Defenses against defamation182
Ch. 8Teacher freedoms187
Substantive and procedural considerations187
Freedom of expression188
Freedom of association195
Dress and grooming198
Right to privacy202
Religious freedoms205
Title VII : religious discrimination209
Ch. 9Discrimination in employment214
Title VII : discrimination214
The rehabilitation act of 1973 and the Americans with disabilities act of 1990218
Affirmative action : California and proposition 209226
Pregnancy and public school employment233
Issues involving national origin : proposition 187238
Ch. 10Recruitment, tenure, dismissal, and due process243
Recruitment of personnel243
Tenure245
Dismissal for cause251
Collective bargaining269
Ch. 11The instructional program279
Control of public schools279
Compulsory attendance280
Health requirements283
Residence284
Curriculum standards285
No child left behind act of 2001287
Use of the internet for instruction290
Grading and academic requirements294
Educational malpractice301
Ch. 12School desegregation308
De Jure segregation308
Brown II implementation309
Free transfer and freedom of choice program312
The civil rights act of 1964315
Intra-district segregation316
App. AThe constitution of the United States : provisions and amendments affecting education324
App. BSummary of relevant federal statutes329
Glossary of relevant legal terms347
Index351

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