ERIC Number: ED394212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul-23
Reference Count: N/A
Prairie State--The Civil Rights of Administrators. Effective School Administration Series, No. 5.
Hostrup, Richard W.
This book describes the actions that led to the 1973 United States Supreme Court case to establish administrator rights, "Holstrop v. Illinois Junior College District 515." The book was written by the plaintiff, who believed that he had been illegally removed from his presidency at Prairie State College, a junior college in Illinois. Part 1 describes the context of the college and community and the events that created conflict among the school board, community, students, faculty, and administration. Parts 2 and 3 describe the college president's perceptions of the conflict that developed over funding a Black Studies program. Part 4 describes subsequent legal proceedings. Information on how to protect administrators' civil rights and jobs is offered in Part 5. "Holstrop" applies to all public administrators, managers, and supervisors who work for a tax-supported local, state, or federal agency. All forms of civil service, not only education, are affected. A glossary and extensive appendices are included. The appendices contain the full briefs and arguments by each of the contesting parties and the opinions and decisions of the lower courts. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrators, Black Studies, Board Administrator Relationship, Civil Rights, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Dismissal (Personnel), Due Process, Educational Administration, Legal Problems, Politics of Education, Two Year Colleges
ETC Publications, 700 East Vereda del Sur, Palm Springs, CA 92262 ($35).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Supreme Court