American Public School Law

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Business & Economics - 1184 pages
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Alexander and Alexander’s best-selling AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW sets the standard for books in educational law, an increasingly vital area of expertise for today’s school and district administrators. Now in its Eighth Edition, this combined textbook/casebook provides an authoritative and comprehensive view of the law that governs the public school system of the United States, including common law, statutes, and constitutional laws as they affect students, teachers, and administrators. Featuring civil and criminal cases selected from hundreds of jurisdictions and newly updated to reflect the latest legal trends and precedents, the book reviews key laws and relevant court decisions. The case method offers ample opportunity for discussions aimed at discovering and exposing the underlying rules and reasoning, and the text actively encourages readers to relate factual situations to the law while anticipating similar experiences they may have as practicing teachers and administrators. Written in an engaging and accessible style, AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW, Eighth Edition, explains even complex points of law clearly and effectively for non-lawyers, and the authors maintain a diligent focus on the unique needs of professional educators preparing for successful careers in administration.
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Contents

The Legal System
1
Historical and Legal Perspective of Public Schools
27
Role of the Federal Government
76
Governance of Public Schools
118
Church and State
176
School Attendance
283
The Instructional Program
337
Student Speech and Expression
406
School District Liability
721
Certification Contracts and Tenure
761
Teacher Rights and Freedoms
808
Due Process Rights of Teachers
865
Discrimination in Employment
899
Collective Bargaining
966
Desegregation of Public Schools
1001
School Finance
1047

Search and Seizure
460
Student Rights Common Law Constitutional Due Process and Statutory Protections
496
Rights of Students with Disabilities
560
Tort Liability
631
Defamation and Student Records
683
School Property and Buildings
1090
Selected Constitutional Provisions
1112
Information Helpful in Legal Research
1116
Index
1119
Copyright

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Kern Alexander is a widely published author in the fields of education law and finance. He served as Professor of Educational Administration at the University of Florida for nearly two decades and later as University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech. He has been President of Western Kentucky University and Murray State University (Kentucky) and is currently Professor of Excellence in the Department of Educational Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He continues to take an active role throughout the United States in litigation involving equity in school finance.

M. David Alexander is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Virginia Tech. Dr. Alexander has authored or co-authored several books and many chapters and articles in the area of education law. He has taught public school law and college and university law for nearly 30 years and is widely consulted on issues pertaining to education law and arbitration.

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