ERIC Number: ED114962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Wedlock, Eldon D., Jr.
This chapter summarizes and analyzes all state supreme court and federal court decisions as well as other significant court decisions involving the rights of school pupils. The cases discussed are generally limited to those decided during 1974 and reported in the General Digest on or before March 1, 1975. Because of their unusual significance, the author also examines the 1975 United States Supreme Court decisions Goss v. Lopez and Wood v. Strickland. In his discussion, the author attempts to integrate cases and to illuminate any unifying legal principles that underlie the decisions relevant to each specific subtopic involving school pupils. Separate sections of the article focus in turn on cases concerning mentally retarded and other exceptional children, state athletic and activity associations, tuition and school assignment, religious and conscientious beliefs of parents and students, students' substantive rights, sanctions for student misconduct, and school desegregation. (JG)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Persons, Extracurricular Activities, School Attendance Legislation, School Law, School Segregation, Student Rights, Student School Relationship, Students
Not available separately; see EA 007 698
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 5 of The Yearbook of School Law 1975, EA 007 698