ERIC Number: ED251895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Lufler, Henry S., Jr.
This chapter reviews 1982 cases involving pupils. Such cases increased one-third in 1982, with much of the increase attributable to litigation concerning the rights of handicapped students. A 1982 U.S. Supreme Court case defining the congressional mandate of an "appropriate education" for such students may help reduce the controversy in this area. Issues of student rights, including school library book removal and drug searches, received conflicting decisions, while "moments of silence" as an alternative to school prayer and laws requiring the teaching of "creation science" were rebuffed in federal courts. Desegregation litigation continued with little resolution. Sections of this chapter are devoted to cases involving handicapped and exceptional children; public school assignment, tuition, and transportation; bilingual-bicultural programs; private and parochial schools; school sports; substantive rights of students; sanctions for student misconduct; testing and placement; and desegregation. (MJL)
Descriptors: Athletics, Bilingual Education Programs, Compulsory Education, Court Litigation, Creationism, Desegregation Litigation, Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Free Education, Multicultural Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Law, State Church Separation, Student Rights, Student Transportation, Testing, Tuition
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Note: Chapter 4 of: The Yearbook of School Law, 1983 (EA 016 603).