Education Law, Policy, and Practice: Cases and Materials

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Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2009 - Law - 1021 pages
Education Law, Policy, and Practice, now in a Second Edition,
challenges students to think more deeply and broadly by taking an integrated
approach and looking at the political, financial, educational and practical
issues at play in school law.
Offering a clear framework for understanding education law, this
groundbreaking casebook features:
an integrated approach that combines law, policy, and practice--by
consistently examining the political, financial, educational and practical
issues involved in education law
a teachable mix of Supreme Court cases, materials, and text
a coherent and transparent framework for conceptualizing Education Law
in-depth treatment of the major issues:
the boundaries of public and private education
church and state relations
school governance, school choice and the tensions between federal power
and local control
the rights and responsibilities of students
equal protection and racial and gender diversity
school finance and equity
liabilities within the educational environment
the rights and responsibilities of teachers
special education
Practicums in each section encourage students to apply the law
to realistic situations
helpful Teacher's Manual that offers summaries of all of the
cases and answers to all of the questions at the end of the cases, as well as
strategies for discussing the Practicums, additional teaching techniques, and
alternative syllabi
Updated throughout, the Second Edition includes:
recent Supreme Court decisions regarding racial diversity and
integration of public schools, the First Amendment rights of students and the
role of church and state in the classroom
a dedicated chapter addressing the law and policy of early childhood
critical changes to school legislation, including No Child Left
Behind and special education
more coverage of School Choice programs and Charter Schools
comparative and international law perspectives on education law and
accessible data and charts that quantify the impact of each area of
education law and policy
new cases and strategies that impact labor relations in schools
new Practicum exercises
updated Teacher's Manual now offers a template for
teaching Education Law that enables you to organize, clarify, and
summarize all of the material in the text.

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