Teachers and the Law / Edition 8

Teachers and the Law / Edition 8

by David Schimmel, Leslie R. Stellman, Louis Fischer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0132564238

ISBN-13: 9780132564236

Pub. Date: 09/24/2010

Publisher: Pearson

A comprehensive and user-friendly guide to school law with a wholly unique question-and-answer format.

Written in a user-friendly question-and-answer format that engages and encourages readers, the new eighth edition of Teachers and the Law offers future educators a thorough and wide-ranging understanding of United States public school

Overview

A comprehensive and user-friendly guide to school law with a wholly unique question-and-answer format.

Written in a user-friendly question-and-answer format that engages and encourages readers, the new eighth edition of Teachers and the Law offers future educators a thorough and wide-ranging understanding of United States public school law. Eliminating technical and intimidating legal speak in favor of clear and simple explanations, this comprehensive school law text provides school professions with the knowledge and tools they need to both understand legal issues as they arise and to practice preventive law regardless of their legal background. Blending the use of straightforward and easy-to-understand prose with real-life examples and case studies, Teachers and the Law is a vital reference for those who are likely to face pressing school law questions in their coming careers as educators.

The newest edition of this text highlights current trends and decisions in the most recent areas of school law. New topics include teachers’ controversial postings on the internet, the Teacher Liability Protection Act, peer sexual harassment, disciplining students for cyber-bullying, recent restrictions on teachers’ academic freedom and personal life, protections for gay and lesbian students, and for students’ freedom of religious and political expression. The eighth edition also explains changes in affirmative action decisions, special education, and the likely changes in the No Child Left Behind law. In addition, the most current edition divides the topic of freedom of expression into two chapters to give readers an expanded understanding of this increasingly controversial topic for both teachers and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132564236
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/24/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Teachers and the Legal System

Overview

Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education

Notes

PART ONE • The Legal Aspects of Teaching

2 Do I Have a Contract?

Overview

Creating a Contract

Express and Implied Contracts

Breach of Contract

Summary

Notes

3 How Secure Is My Employment?

Overview

Acquiring Tenure

Rights of Tenure

Dismissal Procedures

Grounds for Dismissal

Summary

Notes

4 How Does Collective Bargaining Affect Me?

Overview

The Right to Organize

Teachers’ Rights

Contract Negotiations

Strikes

Summary

Notes

5 When Am I Liable?

Overview

Student Injuries

Defenses against Liability

Other Types of Liability

Damages

Summary

Notes


6 What Constitutes Slander and Libel?

Overview

Defamatory Statements about Teachers

Defamatory Statements about Students

Public Officials

Summary

Notes

7 How Should I Deal with Child Abuse and Neglect?

Overview

Child Abuse and Neglect

State Reporting Requirements

Symptoms of Abuse and Neglect

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Summary

Notes

8 How Does Copyright Law Affect Me?

Overview

Introduction to Copyright Law

Materials Covered by Copyright

Fair Use

Copyright Violation

Summary

Notes

PART TWO • Teachers’ and Students’ Rights

9 When Can Schools Restrict Teachers’ Freedom of Expression?

Overview

Teachers and Free Speech

Controversial Issues and Academic Freedom

Teaching Methods

Summary

Notes

10 When Can Schools Restrict Students’ Freedom of Expression?

Overview

Students’ Freedom of Speech

Hate Speech Codes

Controversial Student Views on Armbands and T-Shirts, in Classrooms and on the Internet, and in Course Assignments and Student Publications.

The Hazelwood Case

Underground Publications

Summary

Notes

11 When Can Schools Limit Religious Freedom?

Overview

Teachers’ Freedom of Conscience

Religious Holidays

Students’ Freedom of Conscience

Summary

Notes

12 When Can Schools Limit Freedom of Association?

Overview

Student Organizations

Demonstrations, Protests, and Speakers

Teachers and Partisan Politics

Political and Social Affiliations

Oaths of Loyalty

Summary

Notes

13 What Are My Rights under Due Process?

Overview

Due Process for Teachers

Due Process for Students

Corporal Punishment

School Searches

Summary

Notes

14 How Free Is My Personal Life?

Overview

“Immoral” and “Unprofessional” Conduct

Criminal Conduct

Lifestyle

Age, Citizenship, and Disability

Summary

Notes

15 Are Teachers and Students Protected

against Racial Discrimination?

Overview

School Desegregation

Racial Discrimination against Teachers and Staff

Summary

Notes

16 Are Teachers and Students Protected against Sex

Discrimination?

Overview

Sex Discrimination against Teachers

Sex Discrimination against Students

Summary

Notes

17 Are There Special Rights for Students with Disabilities

and Non-English-Speaking Students?

Overview

Educating Students with Disabilities

Bilingual and Multicultural Education

Summary

Notes

18 Who Controls Student Records?

Overview

The Buckley Amendment

Right of Access

Other Rights

Legal Enforcement

Summary

Notes

19 Do Parents Have Choices in Educating Their Children? 402

Overview

Compulsory Schooling and Parents’ Rights

Home Schooling

Objections to the Curriculum

Summary

Notes

20 When Can Schools Restrict Personal Appearance?

Overview

Grooming Standards for Teachers

Teachers’ Clothing

Students’ Grooming

School Dress Codes

School Uniforms, Gang Clothing, and Message T-Shirts

Summary

Notes

21 The No Child Left Behind Act, Control of the Internet,

and Other Current Controversies

Overview

The No Child Left Behind Act

School Choice: Vouchers and Charter Schools

High-Stakes Testing

Teacher Testing and Evaluation

Control of the Internet and Emerging Technologies

Frivolous Lawsuits

AIDS Awareness and Condom Distribution

Public Education Funding

Summary

Notes

Appendix A: Selected Provisions of the U.S. Constitution

Appendix B: Major Federal Laws Affecting Schools

Appendix C: Other Legal Resources for Teachers

Selected Bibliography

Glossary

Index

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