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Among the topics added to the Fifth Edition are employee drug testing, contract termination decisions issued by the certified hearing examiners, the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and legal issues involving the Internet. Readers will find an expanded review of federal disability law, with emphasis on new developments involving the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The legal liability discussion has been expanded to encompass the dramatic increase in court rulings on sexual abuse and harassment. The Fifth Edition also includes all relevant federal and state court rulings and the decisions of the Texas Commissioner of Education.
Frank Kemerer is Regents Professor of Education Law and Administration at the University of North Texas. Jim Walsh is senior partner in the law firm of Walsh, Anderson, Brown, Schulze & Aldridge, P.C., with offices in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas-Fort Worth.
|1||An Overview of Education Law, Texas Schools, and Parent Rights||1|
|2||Student Attendance and the Instructional Program||40|
|5||Grievances and the Role of Employee Organizations||167|
|6||Expression and Associational Rights||181|
|7||Religion in the Schools||217|
|9||Privacy Issues: Community, Educators, Students||283|
|App. A||How to Find and Read a Court Case||357|
|App. B||Glossary of Legal Terminology||360|
|App. C||Reference Sources||367|
|Index of Cases||371|
|Index of Topics||385|