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This clearly written text, which is adapted from its parent volume, Education Law, Fourth edition, provides a concise introduction to topics in education law that are most relevant to teachers. The greater the likelihood of litigation or error in a particular area of professional practice the more extensive the discussion. Topics concerning teacher relationships with their students include: student rights,
discipline, negligence, discrimination, and special education. Topics concerning teacher relationships with their employers include: teacher rights, hiring and firing, contracts, unions, collective bargaining, and tenure.
All chapters have been updated to include the case law and legislation of the past five years, and the index contains almost 200 more entries than in the third edition. Because it is concise and affordable, A Teacher's Guide to Education Law can be used in a variety of courses or in professional seminars dealing with teachers and the law, including any course within a teacher education program that is devoted solely or partly to the legal issues that concern teachers.
1 Understanding Education Law 1
2 Curriculum 13
3 Student Freedom of Expression 42
4 Student Discipline 79
5 Equal Educational Opportunity: Race and Gender 110
6 Students with Special Needs 145
7 Federal Constitutional and Statutory Rights of Teachers 179
8 Teacher Employment 225
9 Collective Bargaining, Unions, and Teacher Contracts 246
10 Torts 269
The Constitution of the United States of America 311
Table of Cases 315