ERIC Number: ED399639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
School Reform: the Legal Challenges of Change.
Bailey, Albertina; And Others
The last 2 decades of the 20th century have witnessed a growing movement to reform the American education system. While people debate why and how reform should be accomplished new initiatives are being developed and applied in many different areas: student performance standards, curricular innovation, assessment, accountability, professional development, school finance, interagency cooperation, shared governance, collaborative work structures, and deregulation. This monograph was designed to help school attorneys in their efforts to advise school boards on the legal issues that accompany various reform measures. It covers school finance, school choice, site-based management, privatization, alternative schools, charter schools, and tenure reform. Constitutional dilemmas, statutory issues, and labor-relations issues are also examined. (LMI)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Relations, Legal Problems, Nontraditional Education, Privatization, School Based Management, School Choice, School Restructuring, Tenure
National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3493 ($30 nonmembers; $25 for NSBA National Affiliate school districts and NSBA Council of School Attorneys members; add $5 postage and handling; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.