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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The Legal System
Historical and Legal Perspective of Public Schools
Role of the Federal Government
Governance of Public Schools
Church and State
School Attendance
The Instructional Program
Student Speech and Expression
School District Liability
Certification Contracts and Tenure
Teacher Rights and Freedoms
Due Process Rights of Teachers
Discrimination in Employment
Collective Bargaining
Desegregation of Public Schools
School Finance

Search and Seizure
Student Rights Common Law Constitutional Due Process and Statutory Protections
Rights of Students with Disabilities
Tort Liability
Defamation and Student Records
School Property and Buildings
Selected Constitutional Provisions
Information Helpful in Legal Research

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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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