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School Law: Cases and Concepts, 10th Edition

By Michael W. LaMorte

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 7, 2011

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An engaging, case-based approach to the most up-to-date legal topics gives educators a basic understanding of the legal aspects of their work.

 

This text introduces K-12 educators to a body of school law that will help them to conduct themselves in a legally defensible manner.  A balance of case law, statutory law, constitutional provisions, and analytical commentary, this vital book covers a wide range of topics including: sources of law under which educators operate; legal restraints to state action in K-12 education; legal rights and restrictions applicable to students and teachers; law pertaining to persons with disabilities; and liability for damages as a result of official action or inaction. In addition, broad legal concepts such as due process, equal protection, freedom of expression, the wall separating church and state, and reasonable search are analyzed to assist professional educators in gaining a better understanding of the legal landscape in which they operate. The entire text is written in a clear, engaging style appropriate for those who do not have extensive legal backgrounds.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS 

Table of Cases

Preface

A Note to Users of This Text

Educational Governance: Sources of Law and the Courts

 

1. EDUCATIONAL GOVERNANCE:  SOURCES OF LAW AND THE COURTS

    Sources of Law

    The American Judicial System

 

2. SCHOOLS AND THE STATE

    Compulsory Attendance

    Religion in the Schools

    Use of Facilities

    Aid to Nonpublic Schools

    School Fees
    Health Services

 

3. STUDENTS AND THE LAW

     Freedom of Expression

     Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment)

     Suspension, Expulsion, and Disciplinary Transfer

     Corporal Punishment

     Search of Students and Lockers

     Student Appearance

     Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Marriage

     Participation in Extracurricular Activities

     School Punishment for Out-of-School Offenses

 

4. TEACHERS AND THE LAW

     Nonrenewal and Dismissal

     Freedom of Expression

     Academic Freedom

     Drug Testing

     Dress

     Teacher as Exemplar

     Employment Discrimination

     Teacher Bargaining

     Political Activities

 

5. SCHOOL DESEGREGATION

    Historical Perspective

    Early Desegregation in the South

    Desegregation in the Non-Southern States

    Recent Desegregation Issues

    Epilogue

 

6. INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND THE LAW

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

    The Americans with Disabilities Act

 

7. SCHOOL FINANCE and SCHOOL CHOICE ISSUES

     School Finance Reform

     Choice

 

8. EDUCATOR AND SCHOOL DISTRICT LIABILITY

    General Principles Underlying Educator Liability

    Liability under State Law

    Liability under Federal Law

    Parental Consent

    Malpractice

    Insurance

    Questions


APPENDIX A–Analyzing a Court Decision

APPENDIX B–An Introduction to Research in School Law

APPENDIX C–The Constitution of the United States of America-Edited

APPENDIX D–Statutory Material

            Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

            Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

            Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

            Age Discrimination in Employment Act Amendments of 1986

            Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

            Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

            Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

            Equal Access Act of 1984

            Civil Rights, 42 U.S.C.  § 1981-1983

            Chapter 92 of the Massachusetts Acts of 2010

               An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools

GLOSSARY

INDEX

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