ERIC Number: ED169641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Significant School Law Cases Pending Before the U.S. Supreme Court. What Do They Portend for the Governance and Administration of the Public Schools?
Shannon, Thomas A.
Civil rights is the central theme of the cases affecting public school governance that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear this term. This paper discusses those cases in detail. It also notes that the cases the court refuses to hear have as significant an impact on school district governance as those cases it actually hears. School law cases pending before the court include the issue of whether a school board is a "person" under section 1983 of the U.S. Civil Rights Act, whether public school students are entitled to compensatory damages even in the absence of injury or loss, whether a lower court decision threatens the academic independence of a university, and whether school boards must allow maternity leaves with pay. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, School Law, Supreme Court Litigation
Not available separately; See EA 011 530
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 6 of "School Law Update--1977" (EA 011 530); For related documents, see EA 011 530-556