ERIC Number: ED335733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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The Legacy of the Burger Court and the Schools, 1969-1986. NOLPE Monograph/Book Series No. 41.
Vacca, Richard S.; Hudgins, H. C., Jr.
This book is limited to a study of the education opinions of the Supreme Court during the time that Warren Earl Burger served as Chief Justice. Over 100 opinions having direct bearing on education were issued during the Burger years, a total greater than in the entire Court's history. The first chapter presents the history of the establishment of the Court followed by information about the present work schedule, hearing and deliberating on a case, judicial review, and brief sketches of the 13 justices, including Chief Justice Burger. Subsequent chapters discuss the following topics: (1) employment issues in schools; (2) student issues; (3) race and desegregation; (4) school finance issues; (5) civil rights tort; and (6) legacy of the Burger Court and the schools. As the Court's membership changed and the volume of education cases increased, the Burger Court moved from an activist, social change-oriented Court, through a period when the Court assumed a quasi-centrist posture, to a more conservative attitude. The Court's gradual evolution eventually returned more authority to school boards and administrators--authority that had been severely curtailed during the Warren Court era. Legal references accompany each chapter and a table of cases in alphabetical order concludes the book. (MLF)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Constitutional Law, Corporal Punishment, Court Litigation, Discipline, Due Process, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Courts, Higher Education, Private Schools, Public Education, Public Schools, School Law, School Personnel, State Church Separation, Student Rights, Teacher Rights
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Books
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Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.