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ERIC Number: ED427905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Education and the Law: Implications for American Indian/Alaska Native Students.
Warner, Linda Sue
This chapter provides an overview of federal education case law and legislation. Currently, there is no Supreme Court education case law applicable specifically to American Indian students. Following brief descriptions of categories of jurisdiction and the structure of the federal court system, the overview summarizes Supreme Court case law applicable to all students and examines potential implications for American Indian students, where applicable. Case law in education falls into the following general areas: (1) discipline (corporal punishment, due process); (2) curriculum (protection of freedom of religion, English-as-a-second-language instruction for limited-English speaking students); (3) student and teacher right of free speech; (4) tort law (responsibility and negligence in education, "in loco parentis" issues, extent of school liability); (5) equity (educational discrimination, integrated facilities, equal educational opportunity); (6) special education (rights of disabled children); (7) finance (equality in school funding); and (8) compulsory attendance. Nineteen federal legislative acts are summarized that provide the legislative foundation of American Indian education. Contains references in endnotes. (SV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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