Here is a book to serve educators from all types of schools in either pre-service or professional development that is designed as a text for master's and licensure (post-master's) level. This book covers all the relevant issues in school law: · The legal system · The federal and state role in education · Church-state relationships · Attendance law · The instructional program · Student rights · Teacher contracts · Rights and freedoms · Teacher negligence · Law for handicapped students, and · Desegregation The author groups case summaries, which include a brief, ramifications, and topics of interest to educators, together at the end of each chapter to facilitate research efforts. The book is a concise presentation of the constitutional, statutory, and case law knowledge that is needed for the effective day-to-day operation of schools and school systems. Contemporary issues having a large impact on school law, such as vouchers, the evolution vs. creation controversy, and home-schooling are included.
Bradley navigates the reader through the minefield of legal issues that confront administrators regularly — religious issues, student rights, teacher contracts, teacher negligence and students with disabilities.
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Written for use in master's and licensure courses, this text covers the constitutional, statutory and case law knowledge necessary for effective day-to-day operation of school systems.
Leo H. Bradley has been a professor of school law for fifteen years. Prior to his professoriate, he held the positions of teacher, principal, curriculum director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in Ohio public schools.
Chapter 1 1. The Legal System Chapter 2 2. Federal Role in Education Chapter 3 3. State Role in Education Chapter 4 4. Church and State Chapter 5 5. Attendance Law Chapter 6 6. The Instructional Program Chapter 7 7. Students' Rights Chapter 8 8. Teacher Contracts, Rights, and Freedoms Chapter 9 9. Teacher Negligence Chapter 10 10. School Law and Children with Disabilities Chapter 11 11. Desegregation Chapter 12 Appendix A. The Constitution of the United States: Selected Provisions Chapter 13 Appendix B. Equal Access Act, 20 U.S.C. Sections 4071 and 4072 Chapter 14 Appendix C. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Buckley Amendment)