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School Law: Cases and Concepts / Edition 4
     

School Law: Cases and Concepts / Edition 4

by Michael W. La Morte
 

ISBN-10: 0205141579

ISBN-13: 9780205141579

Pub. Date: 10/28/1992

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Recent news headlines involving our schools have focused on a variety of controversial issues. Religion in public schools, the drug testing of students, strip searching of students for drugs and weapons, dress codes and uniform regulations, and school "vouchers" are a mere few of the educational issues with which we are faced today. This book uses a case-study method

Overview

Recent news headlines involving our schools have focused on a variety of controversial issues. Religion in public schools, the drug testing of students, strip searching of students for drugs and weapons, dress codes and uniform regulations, and school "vouchers" are a mere few of the educational issues with which we are faced today. This book uses a case-study method to examine the judicial precedents set and the law as it stands in regard to school law today. This revised and updated book focuses on an understanding of legal rationale and principles. Written in a clear, understandable, and interesting manner, the book examines the sources of law under which educators operate, the legal constraints to state action in the educational arena, the legal rights and restrictions applicable to students and teachers, the historical and legal foundations of both desegregation and recent school finance reform, the law pertaining to disabilities, and educator and school district liability Lawyers and legal professionals, educators and educational administrators, educational reformers, school board members, parents, public school students, and students of law and education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205141579
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Edition description:
4th ed
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

I. EDUCATIONAL GOVERNANCE: SOURCES OF LAW AND THE COURTS.

1. Sources of Law.
Federal Level.
State Level.
Local Level.

2. The American Judicial System.
State Court Systems.
Federal Court System.

II. SCHOOLS AND THE STATE.

1. Compulsory Attendance.
Satisfied by Parochial, Private, or Home School Attendance.
Regulation of Nonpublic Schools.
Home Instruction.
Admission Issues.

2. Religion in the Schools.
School-Sponsored Prayer and Bible Reading.
Equal Access.
The Teaching of Evolution.
Textbooks.
Distribution of Religious Literature.
Released and Shared Time and Religious Instruction.
Religious Holidays.
Suggested Guidelines Regarding Religion in the Public Schools.

3. Use of Facilities.
Lamb's Chapel versus Center Moriches Union Free School District.
Notes and Questions.

4. Aid to Nonpublic Schools.

5. School Fees.
Hartzell versus Connell.
Notes and Questions.

6. Health Services.
Immunization.
Distribution of Condoms.

III. STUDENTS AND THE LAW.

1. Freedom of Expression.
The Tinker Doctrine.
Limiting the Tinker Doctrine.
Participation in Patriotic Exercises.

2. Corporal Punishment.
Ingraham versus Wright.
Notes and Questions.

3. Search of Students and Lockers.
Student Search.
Search for Drugs and Weapons.
Intrusive Search.
Locker Search.

4. Dress and Grooming.
Dress.
Uniforms.
Grooming.

5. Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Marriage.

6. Participation in Extracurricular Activities.
Legal Status of Extracurricular Activities.
Athletics.

7. School Punishment for Out-of-School Offenses.

IV. TEACHERS AND THE LAW.

1. Nonrenewal and Dismissal.
Board of Regents of State Colleges versus Roth.
Notes and Questions.

2. Freedom of Expression.
Tenured Teacher's Public Expression.
Nontenured Teacher's Freedom of Expression.

3. Academic Freedom.
Appropriate Materials.
Political Speakers.

4. Drug Testing.

5. Personal Appearance.
East Hartford Education Association versus Board of Education of Town of East Hartford.
Notes and Questions.

6. Teacher as Exemplar.
Homosexual Teacher.
Adulterous Teacher.
Criminal Activities.
Impropriety with Students.

7. Employment Discrimination.
Racial Discrimination.
Sex Discrimination.
Pregnancy.
Religious Discrimination
Age Discrimination.

8. Teacher Bargaining.
Lehnert versus Ferris Faculty Association.
Notes.

9. Political Activities.

V. SCHOOL DESEGREGATION.

1. Historical Perspective.
Separate but Equal Doctrine.
De jure Public School Segregation: Unconstitutional (Brown I).
Implementation (Brown II).

2. Early Desegregation in the South.
Freedom of Choice.
Defining the Scope of the Duty to Eliminate the Dual School System.

3. Desegregation in the Non-South
Intentional Segregative Action.
Interdistrict Intergration.

4. Current Desegregation Issues.
Release from Court Order.
Race-Related Placement.

5. Epilogue.

VI. INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND THE LAW.

1. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Eligibility.
Identification and Evaluation of Students.
Substantive Educational Rights.
Individualized Education Programs.
Appropriate Placements.
Related Services.
Procedural Protections.
Discipline.
Transition Services.
Graduation and Competency Exams.
Cost Issues.

2. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Students and Section 504.
Employees and Section 504.

3. The Americans with Disabilities Act.

VII. SCHOOL FINANCE ISSUES.

1. School Finance Reform.
Background.
Early Decisions.
Fiscal Neutrality.
San Antonio Independent School District versus Rodriguez.
Post-Rodriguez Litigation.

2. Choice.
Choice Plans.
Legal Implications.

VIII. EDUCATOR AND SCHOOL DISTRICT LIABILITY.

1. School District Immunity.
Liability Under State Law.
Liability Under Federal Law.

2. Educator Liability.
Intentional Torts.
Negligence.
Defenses for Negligence.

3. Duties of Supervision.
Before and After School.
During School Hours.
Off-Campus Activities.

4. Parental Consent.

5. Malpractice.

6. Insurance.
Questions.

Appendix A: Analyzing a Court Decision.

Appendix B: An Introduction to Research in School Law.

Appendix C: The Constitution of the United States of America — Edited.

Appendix D: Statutory Material.

Glossary.

Index.

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