ERIC Number: ED162040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities: A Guide for Public School Students.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Supreme Court decisions and Acts of Congress relating to students' rights are discussed in this pamphlet. The legal principles outlined by the Supreme Court decisions are presented for various areas, including religion, speech and expression, flag salute and pledge of allegiance, suspension and expulsion, racial discrimination and segregated schools, and enforcement of legal rights. Some background information on respective cases is provided. The rights given through Acts of Congress are described for the areas of student records, discrimination against minority group students, sex discrimination, and the rights of handicapped children and special education. Steps a student should take in the event that his/her rights are violated are suggested. A listing of organizations that offer advocacy and other services to young people in need is appended. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.