ERIC Number: ED292190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Lufler, Henry S., Jr.
This chapter reviews court decisions in education during 1986 that addressed issues related to student rights and the jurisdiction of schools with respect to pupils. The first section of the review covers the issues of public school assignment, tuition, transportation, and compulsory attendance. This is followed by short discussions of cases arising from bilingual and bicultural programs, and those having to do with private and parochial schools. Attempts by school districts to control the use and sale of drugs by students have led to a sharp increase in cases reported in the sections of this chapter discussing the substantive rights of students in search and seizure cases and sanctions for student misconduct. Also discussed are cases that interpret First Amendment rights with respect to religion and free expression, cases arising from corporal punishment, and legal challenges to student testing and placement. The final section addresses school desegregation decisions and issues, including systemwide remedies, cross-district remedies, oversight of desegregation plans, state court cases, and liability for attorney's fees. (TE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Corporal Punishment, Court Litigation, Desegregation Litigation, Drug Abuse, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Freedom of Speech, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, School Law, School Responsibility, Search and Seizure, Student Placement, Student Rights, Testing
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
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Note: In: Thomas, Stephen, B., Ed. The Yearbook of School Law, 1987. National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 1987 (EA 019 899).