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ERIC Number: ED512691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-8
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
What School Boards Should Know Before Attempting to Circumvent the Rights of High School Students to Organize Gay-Straight Alliances Under the Auspices of the Equal Access Act
Crossley, Danielle S.
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School Boards desiring to avoid the requirements of the Equal Access Act (EAA) to prevent students from organizing Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs within their schools may have difficulty doing so. However, legal experts have recently purported ways to accomplish this task in order to avoid the problems that may arise when students attempt to establish such clubs. This article offers a brief understanding of the issue, and examines examples asserted by legal experts to evade the rights of high school students to organize GSA clubs under the EAA and the problems that may be encountered if applied. The information presented in this article is provided not to promote nor hinder school boards from accepting or rejecting GSA club applications, but to assist school boards in making informed choices when contemplating such decisions. [International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v5 n4 Oct-Dec 2010 (ISSN 2155-9635)]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access Act 1984