ERIC Number: ED332373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Students and the Law. Fastback Series No. 317.
Rossow, Lawrence F.; Hininger, Janice A.
Many of the court decisions in the 1960s and 1970s regarding student civil rights were decided in favor of students. By the 1980s the courts began to give administrators more authority. This change of judicial thinking means that school authorities must be reschooled concerning the rights of students. This booklet should help administrators understand the limits of their authority in matters of freedom of speech, student publications, search and seizure, drug testing, student-initiated religious activities, special education student discipline, expulsions, and suspensions. (EJS)
Descriptors: Civil Law, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Drug Use Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Freedom of Speech, School Administration, School Law, School Prayer, Search and Seizure, Student Publications, Student Rights, Suspension
Publications, Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($.90 prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Publication sponsored by the Louisville, Kentucky, chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.