ERIC Number: ED185220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Legal Issues in Urban Education.
Nordin, Virginia Davis
Major legal issues confront urban schools today, among them: (1) equal access of racial groups to quality education; (2) students' rights to due process; (3) teachers' rights to due process, academic freedom, collective bargaining, and promotion to administrative positions; (4) equal opportunity for those needing special education; (5) equal opportunity for females; and (6) equal opportunity to share the public's education dollar. A number of legal directives are demanding response from urban school districts. These directives come from Supreme Court decisions, federal funding and administrative regulations, and State court decisions, administrative regulations, and legislation. Often, however, urban educators concerned with desegregation and equal opportunity think first of the Supreme Court. The Court has made major decisions on financing, teachers' rights, sick leave for pregnancy, students' rights, and desegregation. The Court has not yet addressed the issue of athletics for girls. Urban educators should take advantage of the opportunities to reform and redirect education provided by the courts in their recent decisions. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Court Role, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Facilities, Federal Courts, Federal Regulation, Government School Relationship, State Courts, State Legislation, Student Rights, Urban Schools
Not available separately; See UD 020 524.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Fourteenth Amendment; Supreme Court
Note: For related documents see UD 020 524-537. Paper presented at the Conference for Urban Educators (Madison, WI, 1978).