School Law: Cases and Concepts / Edition 10

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Overview

An engaging, case-based approach to the most up-to-date legal topics gives educators a basic understanding of the legal aspects of their work.

This text introduces K-12 educators to a body of school law that will help them to conduct themselves in a legally defensible manner. A balance of case law, statutory law, constitutional provisions, and analytical commentary, this vital book covers a wide range of topics including: sources of law under which educators operate; legal restraints to state action in K-12 education; legal rights and restrictions applicable to students and teachers; law pertaining to persons with disabilities; and liability for damages as a result of official action or inaction. In addition, broad legal concepts such as due process, equal protection, freedom of expression, the wall separating church and state, and reasonable search are analyzed to assist professional educators in gaining a better understanding of the legal landscape in which they operate. The entire text is written in a clear, engaging style appropriate for those who do not have extensive legal backgrounds.

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New edition of a standard textbook first published in 1982. The format is un-lawbook-like, undaunting to the education student. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137072477
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 149,799
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Table of Cases

Preface

A Note to Users of This Text

Educational Governance: Sources of Law and the Courts

1. EDUCATIONAL GOVERNANCE: SOURCES OF LAW AND THE COURTS

Sources of Law

The American Judicial System

2. SCHOOLS AND THE STATE

Compulsory Attendance

Religion in the Schools

Use of Facilities

Aid to Nonpublic Schools

School Fees
Health Services

3. STUDENTS AND THE LAW

Freedom of Expression

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment)

Suspension, Expulsion, and Disciplinary Transfer

Corporal Punishment

Search of Students and Lockers

Student Appearance

Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Marriage

Participation in Extracurricular Activities

School Punishment for Out-of-School Offenses

4. TEACHERS AND THE LAW

Nonrenewal and Dismissal

Freedom of Expression

Academic Freedom

Drug Testing

Dress

Teacher as Exemplar

Employment Discrimination

Teacher Bargaining

Political Activities

5. SCHOOL DESEGREGATION

Historical Perspective

Early Desegregation in the South

Desegregation in the Non-Southern States

Recent Desegregation Issues

Epilogue

6. INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND THE LAW

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act

7. SCHOOL FINANCE and SCHOOL CHOICE ISSUES

School Finance Reform

Choice

8. EDUCATOR AND SCHOOL DISTRICT LIABILITY

General Principles Underlying Educator Liability

Liability under State Law

Liability under Federal Law

Parental Consent

Malpractice

Insurance

Questions

APPENDIX A–Analyzing a Court Decision

APPENDIX B–An Introduction to Research in School Law

APPENDIX C–The Constitution of the United States of America-Edited

APPENDIX D–Statutory Material

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

Age Discrimination in Employment Act Amendments of 1986

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

Equal Access Act of 1984

Civil Rights, 42 U.S.C. § 1981-1983

Chapter 92 of the Massachusetts Acts of 2010

An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools

GLOSSARY

INDEX

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