ERIC Number: ED464417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
School Law: Cases and Concepts. Seventh Edition.
LaMorte, Michael W.
This book examines the sizable body of school law that outlines legally defensible decisions. A substantial part of it contains edited, reported, and verbatim decisions. Historical perspective is provided, as well as specific case and statutory law. Chapter 1 discusses sources of law for educators, state school board policies, attorneys-general opinions, and local school board policies. Chapter 2 examines the extent of a state's and local school system's authority. Chapter 3 considers student interests, including freedom of expression, discipline, privacy, appearance, pregnancy, and marriage. Chapter 4 examines teacher-related issues including nonrenewal and dismissal, freedom of expression, academic freedom, protesting, teacher bargaining, and political activities. Chapter 5 provides historical perspective for the issues of desegregation. Chapter 6 addresses the legal status of individuals with disabilities. Chapter 7 provides a historical perspective for legal attacks on the financing and adequacy of state school-finance plans. Chapter 8 addresses the extent of a school districts' liability for damages. Appendices provide additional information enabling the reader to analyze court decisions, engage in legal research, or find educational law material on the Internet. Relevant sections of the U. S. Constitution and amendments, edited federal statutes significant to educators, and a glossary are also provided. (RKJ)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Due Process, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Governance, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Public Schools, School Desegregation, School Law, State Church Separation, State Government, Student Rights, Teacher Rights
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