School Law and the Public Schools : A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This is an essential text for educators and policy makers at all levels. It is practical, easy to read, and contains relevant information on historical and contemporary legal issues affecting the organization and administration of schools in America. It provides valuable information regarding school safety, alcohol and breathalyzers, the Patriot Act, the evolution of the U.S. Constitution, Intelligent Design, Ten Commandments, The Theory of Evolution, child abuse, the use of Personal Data Assistants, confidentiality involving school counselors, Family Medical Leave Act, Intellectual Property and Fair Use, Charter Schools, landmark cases involving posting of the Ten Commandments, Title IX retaliation, the Reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act and much more. Relevant case law rulings, charts and tables are integrated through this text to provide concrete knowledge that will allow educational leaders to operate within the boundaries of constitutional, statutory, and case law.

Table of Contents

List of Cases
Legal Framework Affecting Public Schools
Sources of Law
The U.S. System of Courts
Analysis of an Appellate Court Opinion
The Supreme Court
Religion and the Public Schools
School-Sponsored Prayer
School-Sponsored Bible Reading
Silent Prayer and Meditation
Aid to Parochial Schools
Prayer at School Events
Voluntary Prayer at Commencement Exercises
Use of School Facilities by Religious Student Groups
Religious Activities and Holiday Programs
Students, the Law, and Public Schools
Freedom of Expression
Dress and Appearance
Search and Seizure
"No Pass, No Play" Rule
Use of Pagers, Cellular Phones and Personal Data Assistants
Corporal Punishment
Classroom Harassment
Pregnant Students
Married Students
National Security and School Safety
U.S.A. Patriot Act, No Child Left Behind and School Safety
Handling Violence in Schools
Limiting Liability for School Violence
School Uniform Dress Policies, School Safety, and Students' Freedom of Expression Rights
Drug Testing
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