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Miller, sj – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
Gender and gender identity are policed by the social environment in myriad ways. For those who challenge normative binaries, they can be positioned to experience different forms of violence. Though mindsets, social movements, and changes in policies have spurred material, social, and economic gains for those who challenge expectations of gender…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, Social Environment, Social Attitudes
Haft, William – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2009
A contract is about commitment and responsibility. It is about the commitment that two or more parties make and the responsibility to deliver on those commitments. When school developers and authorizers turn a charter application into a contract, the relationship transforms: it shifts from aspiration to expectation and from theory to practice. The…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Contracts, School Administration, Legal Responsibility
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Blair, Meg – Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 2005
Bella Stavisky was born in New York City on July 24, 1920. She was born to activism: her father's butcher shop was called the Live and Let Live Meat Market, in protest of WWI. Her parents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and when her father died there was no son to say Kaddish for him, so 13-year-old Bella marched into Temple each day for a year to…
Descriptors: Jews, Civil Rights, Lawyers, Court Litigation
McColl, Ann – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, has become a symbol of all things good and bad in education. While the basic concepts of the legislation--accountability for results, research-based education programs, increased parental options, and expanded local control and…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Constitutional Law, Federal State Relationship, Federal Legislation
Conn, Kathleen; Price, Karen; Zirkel, Perry A. – Principal, 2001
Describes four legally sensitive scenarios involving student access to the Internet and recommends appropriate strategies to assist principals in reducing exposure to legal action. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Fair Use (Copyrights), Federal Legislation, Internet
Montes, Celedonio – 1980
Emphasizing the necessity for open communication and respect for everyone's rights as the best way to prevent problems at school, this paper offers information and advice to both students and parents (in separate sections) on their rights relating to public education. The topics range from discrimination, due process, and disciplinary measures to…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Compulsory Education
Fishbein, Estelle A.; Blumer, Dennis H. – 1981
In response to a request by the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, this report offers specific recommendations for reform of federal regulations. A cover letter explains the constraints imposed by the recommended format: that the report is unable to address adequately the area of federal regulatory activity generating the most adverse…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Affirmative Action, Attendance, Change Strategies