School Law: Cases and Concepts
Recent news headlines involving our schools have focused on a variety of controversial issues. Religion in public schools, the drug testing of ... Show synopsis Recent news headlines involving our schools have focused on a variety of controversial issues. Religion in public schools, the drug testing of students, strip searching of students for drugs and weapons, dress codes and uniform regulations, and school "vouchers" are a mere few of the educational issues with which we are faced today. This book uses a case-study method to examine the judicial precedents set and the law as it stands in regard to school law today. This revised and updated book focuses on an understanding of legal rationale and principles. Written in a clear, understandable, and interesting manner, the book examines the sources of law under which educators operate, the legal constraints to state action in the educational arena, the legal rights and restrictions applicable to students and teachers, the historical and legal foundations of both desegregation and recent school finance reform, the law pertaining to disabilities, and educator and school district liability Lawyers and legal professionals, educators and educational administrators, educational reformers, school board members, parents, public school students, and students of law and education.