ERIC Number: ED543615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1952
Reference Count: 0
Know Your School Law. Bulletin, 1952, No. 1
Keesecker, Ward W.
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
Public-spirited citizens who desire to improve their educational systems increasingly look to the law. The prerogative of a law-making body is to translate acceptable ideals and reforms into operating public policies. Educational progress in this country has been vitally encouraged and supported by State constitutions, legislative enactments, and judicial decisions enhancing the educational rights of youth, and which constitute the legal basis and structure of our present vast and intricate State systems of public education. The purpose of this publication is to stimulate interest in the further improvement of educational laws, to identify legislative need in the field of education, and to suggest guiding principles, procedures, and source material helpful to this end. This bulletin falls into two main parts. Part I, Importance of Educational Law, provides a brief discussion of the significant relationship of educational laws to the quality and efficiency of education. Some suggestive principles and procedures for those who seek to improve the laws governing the administration and support of various phases of public education are also included. Part II, Educational Law, Selected References, presents a selected and annotated bibliography of literature in the field of schools law designed to provide source material related to the legal aspects of the principal phases of education. A subject index is included. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Public Education, School Law, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Legal Responsibility, Federal Government, State Government, Federal State Relationship
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, Office of Education (ED)