Education Law: An Essential Guide for Attorneys, Teachers, Administrators, Parents and Students

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Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, 2004 - Law - 790 pages
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Federal and state laws can affect nearly every aspect of a child's education today. Educational institutions do many things that create multiple legal issues and therefore, almost every field of law effects them. Contract law, tort law, constitutional law, civil rights law, sports law and disability law are all interwoven to form the basis of education law. For example, even the seemingly basic task of setting academic standards involves both contract law and the laws protecting individuals with disabilities. It can also include First Amendment issues since some professors have claimed that they have the First Amendment right to determine grades. However, even those who chose to home-school their children are not free from the complexities of educational law. Issues such as team sports, attendance, and the rights of home-schooled students to attend public schools part-time are all part of state and federal laws and constitutional rights. Education Law will prove to be your road map through the complicated situations we find in today's classroom.Topics include: Can a university's admissions policy include consideration of the applicant's race? Is it ever legal to pray in a public school? What protections do students have against unreasonable search and seizure? Can religiously affiliated schools engage in preferential hiring practices? Who may access a student's records, and when?
 

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Contents

Admissions Enrollment and School Choice
1
A Road Map to Federal and State Laws Protecting Students with
51
Special Education Services
101
Implementation of Services for Students with Disabilities
173
Administrative Proceedings and Litigation in Special Education
245
Regulation of Student Conduct
285
Disciplinary Sanctions against Students
305
Disciplinary Procedures
327
Speech Issues
425
Religion and the Schools
489
Civil Rights and Discrimination Issues
531
Students Records
573
Civil Wrongs Torts
593
Attendance and Home Schooling
657
School Athletics and Cheerleading
707
Selected School Personnel Issues
733

Drugs Weapons and Zero Tolerance Policies
357
Search and Seizure
373
Controlling School Violence
403
About the Authors
773
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