ERIC Number: ED163111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Judicial Activism and Citizen Participation: A Survey and Analysis from 1970 to Present.
Baxter, Felix V.
This paper deals with Federal and State court decisions, from 1970 to present, which either foster or encourage citizen participation in the educational decision-making process. Findings contained in this study are based on a State by State analysis of court decisions in education. An overview of the decisions supports the report's contention that most judicial decisions encouraging or mandating citizen participation in the educational decision-making process occur on the Federal level. Some of the judicial decisions described deal with areas such as student discipline, parent associations, racial balance, voter registration, school board appointments, teacher monitoring, test fairness, and school desegregation. Decisions reviewed also reflect the court's strong mediating role for group as well as individual claims. (EB)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Citizen Participation, Court Litigation, Decision Making, Discipline Policy, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Parent Participation, School Desegregation, State Legislation
Not available separately; See UD 018 791
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. School Capacity for Problem Solving Group.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.
Note: For related documents, see UD 018 792-793 and UD 018 795