ERIC Number: ED253930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Lufler, Henry S., Jr.
This chapter, which reports on decisions made by federal and state courts in 1983 concerning the treatment of pupils, notes that for the first time in five years the number of such cases did not increase. Important decisions were handed down regarding student expression and concerning the payment of fees and damages in litigation affecting the placement and treatment of handicapped students. The number of desegregation cases is declining, though a trend is discernible toward "second generation" discriminatnion cases within formerly dual districts where systemwide desegregation has officially been achieved. Among other topics addressed are tuition, placement, the right to education, and discipline in cases involving handicapped and exceptional children; testing, placement, tuition, attendance, and transportation issues in public schools; bilingual and bicultural programs; state involvement with private and parochial schools; athletic association rules and sex discrimination in athletics; students' religious rights and freedom from undue search and seizure; and sanctions for student misconduct. (PGD)
Descriptors: Athletics, Bilingual Education, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Desegregation Litigation, Disabilities, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Multicultural Education, Private Schools, Sanctions, School Law, School Support, State Courts, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Rights, Student Transportation, Students, Tuition
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: First Amendment
Note: Chapter 4 of: The Yearbook of School Law, 1984 (EA 017 500).