Law in the Schools

Law in the Schools

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For graduate-level courses in School Law and Education Law. Well-known and highly-respected, this text is a compact survey of the full range of laws affecting education, particularly those generated by recent crises involving school violence, sexual abuse, student suicides, medication in the classroom, language barriers faced by immigrant learners, and discrimination in its many forms. The authors trace the legal controls that balance the rights of school administrators, teachers, pupils, and other parties involved in today's educational arena. Coverage addresses legislative as well as constitutional developments, and provides enough background to enable future teachers to recognize and address potential legal problems, make informed decisions about legal situations, and determine when professional legal representation is warranted.
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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 929.86g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0131141554
  • 9780131141551

Table of contents

1. Education under the American Legal System. 2. Public Schools: Programs and Services. 3. Public Schools: Religious Controversies. 4. Tort Liability under State Law. 5. Professional Employees: Employment Rights and Obligations. 6. Professional Employees: Civil Rights. 7. Student Rights and Discipline. 8. The Pyramid of Discrimination Remedies. 9. Private Education: Alternatives to Public Schools. Appendix 1: Select Provisions-United States Constitution. Appendix 2: Equal Opportunity Laws. Appendix 3: Select Table of Cases. Appendix 4: Glossary.
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