ERIC Number: ED464418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
School Law and the Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders. Second Edition.
Essex, Nathan L.
The goal of this book is to provide comprehensive and practical knowledge of relevant legal issues that affect the administration of public schools. It will allow educators to effectively perform their duties within the boundaries of constitutional, statutory, and case law. It is also designed to be easy to understand for those with little or no legal background. Selected court cases address issues most relevant to education. It includes recent landmark court decisions in areas such as religion, student rights, student and faculty disabilities, and classroom harassment. School violence is discussed comprehensively. The book begins with an index of major legal issues related to relevant issues, allowing the reader to ascertain the legal sources of authority related to those particular topics. Educational leaders are provided with pertinent information to direct their day-to-day decisions. The primary focus is not on state law since this varies from state to state. Appendices include constitutional provisions, selected and annotated federal statutes, and an abbreviated glossary. It will enable educators to perform their legal duties and to meet the requirements of reasonableness as they move their organizations toward their goals. (Contains 279 references.) (RKJ)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Public Schools, School Law, State Government, State Legislation, Student Rights, Teacher Rights, Violence
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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