ERIC Number: ED110552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
The Civil Rights of Students.
Hillman, Larry W.; And Others
This document on the Civil Rights of Students, perpared by the Educational Opportunities Planning Center, provides a synthesis of presentations made by the author and of the three discussion and answer sessions that followed at the three meetings of the School Law Conferences. Opening remarks emphasize the need for educators to respond to demonstrations of student dissent which stress the rights of individuals both inside and outside of school. Groups that advocate for students rights, among them the American Civil Liberties Union, are cited in relation to their position on key issues in this area. Noting that most violations of student rights have concerned due process, minimum standards that satisfy requirements in this area are listed. The development of handbooks describing what students can do and what administrators should do, the formation of parent ombudsmen as go-between administration and students, and a student board of inquiry are some of the innovations undertaken by the Center for the Study of Student Citizenship, Rights, and Responsibilities, in Dayton, Ohio, which is under a federal OEO Grant to develop a model for students rights advocacy. These, along with a presentation of some cases handled by this center during its first year of operation, are discussed. Questions addressed covered specific areas such as an athletic coach's control over student hair length, in-school suspension, confidentiality of school records, right to counsel, and broader topics. Among the broader topics were rights vs. privileges, student responsibility for his education, and what constitutes an education. (AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Educational Opportunities Planning Center.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio; Ohio (Dayton)