ERIC Number: ED172315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Wedlock, Eldon D., Jr.; Potter, Alice D.
Although few cases involving pupils were decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1977, the justices did wrestle with the question of public aid to private and parochial schools, resulting in split decisions and one plurality upholding the rights of students to receive public financial and material assistance. The Court also handed down its long-awaited decision in Ingraham v. Wright, sanctioning the decisions of schools to administer corporal punishment as a valid disciplinary measure. Litigation involving the rights of handicapped and exceptional children decreased from 1976, and the Court's responses to First Amendment claims by pupils showed mixed results. Other cases discussed in this chapter come under the headings of state athletic and activity associations, school assignment and tuition, search and seizure, suspensions and expulsions, discrimination, and conscientious beliefs of parents. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Athletics, Corporal Punishment, Court Litigation, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicapped Students, Parochial Schools, Private Schools, Racial Discrimination, School Desegregation, Student Rights, Students, Tuition
Not available separately; See EA 011 270
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Ingraham v Wright