ERIC Number: ED100014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Wedlock, Eldon D.
Court cases regarding students' rights are little changed from previous years. The majority of the litigation relates either to clarification of existing law or to suits alleging illegal actions by school administrators and teachers. The issues of corporal punishment and freedom of expression appear to be somewhat settled. The rights of mentally retarded and handicapped children grow as an area for court litigation. The primary changes in law have not occurred in the courts so much as in the minds and attitudes of educators and students. Litigation has decreased in areas such as corporal punishment because pupils and teachers are more aware of the law, know its bounds, and in general, attempt to comply with it. This chapter reviews and discusses court cases relating to mentally retarded, handicapped, and other exceptional children; athletic and activity associations; married students; tuition; student placement; religious beliefs; curricular matters; student conduct; and desegregation. (Author/DW)
Descriptors: Athletics, Court Litigation, Curriculum, Desegregation Litigation, Dress Codes, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Persons, Federal Courts, Married Students, Racial Integration, Religious Factors, School Law, Student Behavior, Student Placement, Student Rights, Supreme Courts, Tuition, Yearbooks
Not available separately; see EA 006 628
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 5 of the Yearbook of School Law 1974, EA 006 628