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Overview

This fascinating survey provides a comprehensive introduction to student rights, tracing the legal status of children as their father's property to their current status as citizens entitled to constitutional rights. Written by Patricia Hinchey, Student Rights: A Reference Handbook chronicles the landmark legislation and court decisions that have enabled the gradual transformation of students' rights.

This book explains issues surrounding mandatory education and education as a property right, examines various inequities such as the segregation of minority students, and discusses bilingualism (notably the Ebonics, or Black English, controversy in Oakland, California). It describes the persistent tension regarding religion and education, and explores current controversies such as the widespread use of strip searches in schools by nonuniformed officials.

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" … filled with interesting topics, detailed in easy-to-understand language … In addition to aiding with research papers, it might inspire real interest in students who wonder why their schools are run the way they are."

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VOYA

VOYA
Here is a book with a look that distinctly proclaims, REFERENCE! No neon titling on the cover, no pictures or funky illustrations, no comical fonts to punctuate page after page of informative text. Yet the book is compelling because the topic is one that impacts every teenager in America—student rights. Why is it that one cannot lead a prayer at school but can join a bible club? When is it legal for the school to censor a newspaper article? Do readers know that there is no federal law preventing corporal punishment? Why is there no such law? This book is filled with interesting topics, detailed in easy-to-understand language. The history of public education, as it has struggled to evolve into an equitable institution, is fascinating especially for those who have taken their educational opportunities for granted. After thorough discussion on freedom of speech, safety issues, religion, and equality of gender and race, there are chapters on relevant Supreme Court cases and additional resources for further study. An impressive index makes it all accessible. This third book in the Contemporary Education Series follows Charter Schools by Danny Weil, and African American Education by Cynthia Jackson. If the quality remains consistent throughout, this series would make an excellent purchase, particularly for school libraries. In addition to aiding with research papers, it might inspire real interest in students who wonder why their schools are run the way they are. Glossary. Index. Charts. Further Reading. 2001, ABC-CLIO, 206p, $45. Ages 11 to Adult. Reviewer:Diane Masla—VOYA, December 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 5)\
Booknews
This introduction to the current status of student rights and to related controversies traces the evolution of the legal status of children and chronicles landmark legislation. Chapters on issues surrounding student rights examine freedom of speech, school searches and drug testing, and mandatory education. Inequities found in schools are examined, including segregation and gender discrimination, and religion in the schools is discussed from the perspective of student rights. The book includes selected Constitutional Amendments and excerpts from landmark Supreme Court Cases, plus directories of organizations, Internet resources, and print and video resources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576072660
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/4/2001
  • Series: Contemporary Education Issues Series
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Ch. 1 An Overview of Student Rights: Relationships, Power, and Personal Rights 1
Ch. 2 Chronology of Selected Major Legislation and Supreme Court Cases 17
Ch. 3 Freedom of Speech 31
Ch. 4 School Searches 47
Ch. 5 Education, Property Rights, and Due Process 63
Ch. 6 The Right to an Equal Education 75
Ch. 7 Religion and Education 91
Ch. 8 Selected Constitutional Amendments 107
Ch. 9 Excerpts from Landmark Supreme Court Cases 111
Ch. 10 Directory of Selected Organizations and Internet Resources 147
Ch. 11 Selected Print and Video Resources 167
Glossary 189
Index 193
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