ERIC Number: ED164656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Working with Your Schools. A Handbook of the Louisiana Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Louisiana State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
In this handbook, the relationship of education to the United States Constitution is described for the benefit of students and their parents. Legislation, funding, and the decision-making process are examined as they relate to the public school system. Legal rights of students and parents with regard to many controversial issues, including suspensions, discrimination, corporal punishment, ability grouping, bilingual education and the Freedom of Information Act, are detailed. Recommendations are made about how to influence school decisions and how to evaluate educational programs. The Louisiana State Education Agencies and laws are described in terms of action strategies parents and students may use to assure that their rights are respected. Various legal facts about the Louisiana school system are listed in a question and answer format. Instructions are provided concerning when and how to file complaints and suggestions are made about dealing with schools, principals, guidance counselors, courts and State and Federal agencies. Sample forms for filing different complaints are reprinted. The two appendices provide practical information on dealing with people in the educational pyramid and on questions to ask in the school evaluation process. (WI)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Decision Making, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Grievance Procedures, Guides, Parent Role, Public Schools, State Agencies, State Legislation, Student Rights, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
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