Teacher's Guide to Education Law / Edition 2

Teacher's Guide to Education Law / Edition 2

by Michael Imber, Tyll van Geel
     
 

ISBN-10: 080583754X

ISBN-13: 9780805837544

Pub. Date: 12/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This brief, easy-to-read text provides a concise introduction to those topics in education law that are of most immediate interest to classroom 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

Overview

This brief, easy-to-read text provides a concise introduction to those topics in education law that are of most immediate interest to classroom 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, discrimination, special education, and negligence. Topics concerning teacher relationships with their employers include: hiring and firing, contracts, unions, collective bargaining, and tenure. Key features include the following:
Flexibility—Because it is brief and affordable, A Teacher's Guide to Education Law, Second Edition can be used in a variety of courses, such as Teachers and the Law, Social Foundations of Education, Student Teaching Seminars, or in block courses where legal literacy is one of several major topics.
Presentation—To aid comprehension, technical legal terms are carefully explained when first introduced and discussions of complex topics move logically from overview to elaboration of important details to summary of key topics and principles.
Up-to-Date—Approximately 50% of the text is either new or revised and almost half of the entries in the table of cases are new.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805837544
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.99(w) x 9.95(h) x 0.65(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionxv
1Understanding Education Law1
1.1Forms of Law1
1.2The Courts and Education Law5
1.3The Judicial System6
1.4Elements of a Judicial Opinion9
1.5Legal Citations11
1.6Summary14
2Curriculum15
2.1Control of the Public School Program: An Overview16
2.2Statutory Limitations on School Board Control of Curriculum19
2.3Objections to Religious Observances in Public Schools20
2.4Religious and Moral Objections to Course Content and Materials26
2.5Free Speech and Related Objections to Programs and Policies30
2.6Objections to Discriminatory Material34
2.7Federal Statutory Restrictions on School Programs36
2.8Summary39
Notes40
3Student Free Speech Rights43
3.1Freedom of Expression: An Overview44
3.2Independent Student Speech47
3.3School-Sponsored Speech55
3.4Off-Campus Speech60
3.5Freedom of Association and Use of School Facilities60
3.6Summary63
Notes64
4Student Discipline66
4.1The Making of Rules67
4.2The Use of Force to Control Students71
4.3The Investigation of Misconduct72
4.4The Adjudication of Guilt80
4.5The Assignment of Punishment85
4.6Summary88
Notes90
5Equal Educational Opportunity: Race and Gender93
5.1The Equal Protection Clause and Racial Discrimination94
5.2Historical Perspective: Equal Protection Prior to Brown v. Board of Education95
5.3Racial Segregation98
5.4Remedying De Jure Segregation102
5.5Other Forms of Racial Discrimination108
5.6The Equal Protection Clause and Gender Discrimination110
5.7Federal Antidiscrimination Statutes114
5.8Racial and Sexual Harassment116
5.9Summary120
Notes122
6Students with Special Needs125
6.1Historical Perspectives: The Education of Disabled Children125
6.2The Rehabilitation Act and The Americans with Disabilities Act127
6.3The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act131
6.4Bilingual Education144
6.5Classification by Age and Ability147
6.6Summary148
Notes149
7Federal Constitutional and Statutory Rights of Teachers152
7.1Political Activity and Noncurricular Speech153
7.2Academic Freedom and Curricular Speech159
7.3Privacy, Morality, and Lifestyle163
7.4Race, Ethnicity, and Gender168
7.5Religion178
7.6Disability180
7.7Age184
7.8Summary185
Notes186
8Teacher Employment191
8.1Eligibility for Employment191
8.2Assignment, Transfer, and Demotion192
8.3Probationary Teachers: Evaluation, Renewal, and Tenure193
8.4Dismissal for Cause194
8.5Procedural Due Process200
8.6Reduction in Force203
8.7Leaves of Absence204
8.8Workers' Compensation204
8.9Summary206
Notes207
9Collective Bargainig, Unions, and Teacher Contracts211
9.1Collective Bargaining for Teachers: An Overview211
9.2Rights of Union Members215
9.3Rights of Nonunion Members218
9.4Rights and Duties in Collective Bargaining221
9.5Grievance Procedures224
9.6Individual Teacher Contracts225
9.7Summary231
Notes232
10Torts235
10.1Intentional Torts: Battery, Assault, False Imprisonment, and Intentional Infliction of Mental Distress236
10.2Defamation and Employee Letters of Reference239
10.3Invasion of Privacy, Student Records, and the Duty to Report Child Abuse244
10.4Negligence247
10.5Negligent Hiring and Vicarious Liability255
10.6Liability for Dangerous Buildings and Grounds258
10.7Educational Malpractice261
10.8Government Immunity and Statutes Affecting Tort Suits262
10.9Section 1983 and Tortious Violations of Federal Law264
10.10Summary269
Notes270
The Constitution of the United States of America275
Table of Cases279
Index297

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