School Law for Public, Private, and Parochial Educators

School Law for Public, Private, and Parochial Educators

by Leo H. Bradley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1578862620

ISBN-13: 9781578862627

Pub. Date: 08/16/2005

Publisher: R&L Education

School Law for Public, Private, and Parochial Educators serves educators from all types of schools in preservice or professional development. It is designed as a text for master's and licensure (postmaster's) levels, covering all relevant issues in school law: The legal system, The federal and state role in education, Church-state relationships, Attendance law,

Overview

School Law for Public, Private, and Parochial Educators serves educators from all types of schools in preservice or professional development. It is designed as a text for master's and licensure (postmaster's) levels, covering all relevant issues in school law: The legal system, The federal and state role in education, Church-state relationships, Attendance law, Instructional programs, Student rights, Teacher contracts, Rights and freedoms, Teacher negligence, Law for handicapped students, Desegregation.

To facilitate research efforts, Bradley provides case summaries, which include briefs, ramifications, and topics of interest at the end of each chapter. School Law for Public, Private, and Parochial Educators is a concise presentation of the constitutional, statutory, and case law knowledge necessary for the effective day-to-day operation of school systems. Contemporary issues having a large impact on school law, such as vouchers, the evolution vs. creation controversy, and home-schooling, are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578862627
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
08/16/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.21(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Casesxiii
Cases by Topicxvii
1The Legal System1
Sources of School Law in the United States1
Powers and Functions of the Court3
The American Court System5
Significant Implications for School Administration/Leadership11
2Federal Role in Education12
Education and General Welfare12
Education and Commerce13
Supremacy Clause15
Significant Implications for School Administration/Leadership16
3State Role in Education17
Limitations of Power17
Education Provisions of State Constitutions18
Functions of Boards of Education/Administrations20
School Officers22
School Board Meetings23
State Relationship with Private/Parochial Schools33
4Church and State35
The Early Establishment of Religious Freedom35
Constitutional Basis for the Separation of Church and State37
Administering the Establishment Clause in Schools48
Administering the Free Exercise Clause50
Conclusion51
Church-State Case Summaries52
5Attendance Law78
The Common Law Doctrine of Parens Patriae78
Legal Issues in School Attendance Law79
School Vouchers82
Attendance Case Summaries89
6The Instructional Program97
Categories of Instructional Law97
Evolution versus Creationism101
Monkey Business102
Instructional Case Summaries109
7Students' Rights134
Procedural Due Process134
Substantive Due Process135
In Loco Parentis137
Freedom of Speech and Expression137
Student Publications139
Search and Seizure141
When to Call the Police143
Corporal Punishment143
Sexual Harassment144
Students' Rights Case Summaries149
8Teacher Contracts, Rights, and Freedoms174
Teachers' Contracts174
Teachers' Rights and Freedoms180
Teacher Contracts, Rights, and Freedoms Case Summaries183
9Teacher Negligence204
Torts204
Negligence205
Teacher Negligence Case Summaries208
10School Law and Children with Disabilities212
A Brief History212
Sources of Disabled Individuals' Protection212
IDEIA216
Handicapped Student (Special Education) Case Summaries218
11Desegregation236
Historical Development236
Strategies and Remedies to Segregation241
Desegregation Case Summaries241
Appendix AThe Constitution of the United States: Selected Provisions261
Appendix BEqual Access Act, 20 U.S.C. Sections 4071 and 4072285
Appendix CFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Buckley Amendment)289
Index291
About the Author295

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