ERIC Number: ED491262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr-28
Law and American Education: A Case Brief Approach. Second Edition
Palestini, Robert H.; Palestini, Karen F.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Both public and non-public school educators are aware that courts, over the last several decades, have played an increasingly significant role in defining school policy. Decisions in such areas as school desegregation, prayer, public school financing, student rights, collective bargaining, and other personnel issues attest to the extent and importance of judicial influence. It is important, therefore, that teachers and administrators have at least a rudimentary knowledge and understanding of school law and how it affects their day-to-day classroom activities. There is a sizable body of school law with which educators should be familiar if they wish to conduct themselves in a legally acceptable manner. Those educators who "fly by the seat of their pants" may be in difficulty if sufficient thought is not given to the legal implications of their decisions and conduct. This book provides introductory material for those educators interested in K-12 educational issues, and who have little or no background or knowledge in school law. An update to the original book published in 2002, this second edition covers additional topics like sexual harassment, educational vouchers, drug testing, and students with disabilities. After an Introduction, the book presents six chapters including: (1) The Educator and Liability; (2) Schools and the State; (3) Students and the Law; (4) Teachers and the Law; (5) School Desegregation; and (6) School Finance Issues.
Descriptors: Legal Responsibility, School Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Courts, Sexual Harassment, School Desegregation, School Law, Private Schools, Educational Vouchers, Drug Use Testing, Educational Finance
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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