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Legal Rights of School Leaders, Teachers, and Students, 8th edition

  • Martha M. McCarthy
  • Suzanne E. Eckes
  • Janet R. Decker

Published by Pearson (April 25th 2018) - Copyright © 2019

8th edition

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Overview

This succinct resource helps academic professionals understand how basic legal principles apply to educational questions
Written in a reader-friendly style that legal novices can easily understand, Legal Rights of School Leaders, Teachers, and Students details the principles underlying school law and provides essential guidelines for school personnel to follow in their everyday work. Descriptive scenarios of landmark cases and compelling visuals clarify concepts and help educators understand the context of legal principles as they apply to a range of school issues. While the coverage is comprehensive, the presentation is straightforward and non-technical with extensive footnotes that allow readers to delve further into topics.


This 8th Edition combines two highly successful books, Public School Law: Teachers’ and Students’ Rights and Legal Rights of Teachers and Students, with updated coverage of current and emerging legal issues, policies, and judicial decisions that affect classroom teachers. A new chapter on alternatives to traditional public schooling and expanded discussions of technology and social media use, rights of students with disabilities, and the importance of legal literacy keep readers informed and prepared to face today’s educational issues.

Table of contents

1. Introduction to School Law
2. Tort Liability
3. Church/State Relations
4. Instructional Issues
5. Student Expression, Association, and Appearance
6. Student Classifications
7. Rights of Students with Disabilities
8. Student Discipline
9. Terms and Conditions of Employment
10. Teachers’ Substantive Constitutional Rights
11. Discrimination in Employment
12. Termination in Employment
13. Alternatives to Traditional Public Schooling to Increase Educational Choice
14. Summary of Legal Generalizations

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