A concise, user-friendly reference book that covers the critical and contemporary aspects of school law.
A Teacher’s Pocket Guide to School Law is a practical, informative reference for in-service and pre-service teachers in need of a school law resource written specifically with educators in mind. With an entertaining style that does not assume background knowledge in legal issues, this crisp, succinct text covers both the traditional and contemporary legal issues faced in today’s classrooms. Examining religion in the classroom, student record confidentiality, zero tolerance policies, gang activity, and students with disabilities, the Teacher’s Pocket Guide not only covers relevant school legal topics, but also provides readers with practical guides that assist teachers in resolving possible legal problems and avoiding lawsuits.
In the newly revised second edition of the text, author Nathan L. Essex has significantly expanded the guide to include the most recent school law topics, keeping the book up-to-date and practical for 21st Century educators everywhere.
"I have been teaching law for seven years, and [A Teacher's Pocket Guide to School Law] is the most 'user-friendly' presentation of law that I have used." -- Leslie Jones Nicholls State University
"This textbook provides a very succinct review of school law and how important issues in schools have historically as well as currently been decided. Students find it easy to find information for review or to expand their knowledge of school law." -- Sharron Lawrence, Weatherford College
Nathan L. Essex has taught public school law for more than 25 years and has led over 350 workshops and seminars on legal issues in education. He has published more than 75 national articles on various aspects of law, published a public school law textbook, School Law and the Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders, now in its 5th edition and completed the first edition of a law book entitled The 200 Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions for Educators.