School Law: Cases and Concepts

School Law: Cases and Concepts, 10th edition

  • Michael W. LaMorte

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School Law will guide you through the legal aspects of work as an educator in a clear style that doesn't require a law degree to comprehend. Covering a balance of case law, statutory law, and constitutional provisions, the text strives to help you consciously conduct yourself in a legally defensible manner.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2012

ISBN-13: 9780137526093

Table of contents

Table of Cases
A Note to Users of This Text

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
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

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

8. Educator and School District Liability
General Principles Underlying Educator Liability
Liability under State Law
Liability under Federal Law
Parental Consent

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


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