School Law and the Public Schools Book

School Law and the Public Schools


  • Author : Nathan L. Essex
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN 10 : 0137072759

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School Law and the Public Schools is a practical, easy to read, comprehensive guide to the legal issues facing public schools in the U.S. today. An essential reference for all teachers, educational leaders, and policymakers at all levels, the book is organized and written in a style that is accessible to all, even those with little or no knowledge of the legal issues in education.

School Law and the Public Schools Book

School Law and the Public Schools


  • Author : Nathan L. Essex
  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Release Date : 2014-12-29
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 013390542X

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An essential, practical, hands-on resource for school leaders, policymakers, and other educational personnel, this practical, clear, and easy-to-understand guide looks at both the historical background and the contemporary legal issues that affect virtually every aspect of schools today. The new Sixth Edition of School Law and the Public Schools by Nathan Essex brings readers the latest information on today's most critical issues, among them: recent rulings on religion in public schools, social media, Facebook and Twitter challenges, virtual charter schools, administrators' authority at bus stops, legal aspects of teachers and administrators' evaluation, teacher performance and misconduct, 504 Rehabilitation plans, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act, violence and tragedy in U.S. schools, procedures for evaluating and responding to threats, natural disasters and school safety, proposed changes to No Child Left Behind by the White House, and the use of chaperones for field trips. Numerous application exercises and case studies give the concepts real-life meaning, and illustrative tables and figures further reinforce and amplify the ideas.

Law  Education  and the Place of Religion in Public Schools Book

Law Education and the Place of Religion in Public Schools


  • Author : Charles J. Russo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000435283

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This text presents a comparative, cross-cultural analysis of the legal status of religion in public education in eighteen different nations while offering recommendations for the future improvement of religious education in public schools. Offering rich, analytical insights from a range of renowned scholars with expertise in law, education, and religion, this volume provides detailed consideration of legal complexities impacting the place of religion and religious education in public education. The volume pays attention to issues of national and international relevance including the separation of the church and state; public funding of religious education; the accommodation of students’ devotional needs; and compulsory religious education. The volume thus highlights the increasingly complex interplay of religion, law, and education in diverse educational settings and cultures across developing and developed nations. Providing a valuable contribution to the field of religious secondary education research, this volume will be of interest to researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in religion and law, international and comparative education, and those involved with educational policy at all levels. Those more broadly interested in moral and values education will also benefit from the discussions the book contains.

Public School Law Book

Public School Law


  • Author : Martha M. McCarthy
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Students
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015012084144

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Corporal Punishment in U S  Public Schools Book

Corporal Punishment in U S Public Schools


  • Author : Elizabeth T. Gershoff
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-01-27
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319148182

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This Brief reviews the past, present, and future use of school corporal punishment in the United States, a practice that remains legal in 19 states as it is constitutionally permitted according to the U.S. Supreme Court. As a result of school corporal punishment, nearly 200,000 children are paddled in schools each year. Most Americans are unaware of this fact or the physical injuries sustained by countless school children who are hit with objects by school personnel in the name of discipline. Therefore, Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools begins by summarizing the legal basis for school corporal punishment and trends in Americans’ attitudes about it. It then presents trends in the use of school corporal punishment in the United States over time to establish its past and current prevalence. It then discusses what is known about the effects of school corporal punishment on children, though with so little research on this topic, much of the relevant literature is focused on parents’ use of corporal punishment with their children. It also provides results from a policy analysis that examines the effect of state-level school corporal punishment bans on trends in juvenile crime. It concludes by discussing potential legal, policy, and advocacy avenues for abolition of school corporal punishment at the state and federal levels as well as summarizing how school corporal punishment is being used and what its potential implications are for thousands of individual students and for the society at large. As school corporal punishment becomes more and more regulated at the state level, Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools serves an essential guide for policymakers and advocates across the country as well as for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students.

A Guide to Ontario School Law Book

A Guide to Ontario School Law


  • Author : Benjamin Kutsyuruba
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Educational law and legislation
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781312154711

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A Guide to Ontario School Law is a comprehensive, non-partisan, fair-reading of provincial educational statutes, regulations, and relevant policies that will be a first-aid and reference to the lay reader. Our goal is to provide an up-to-date, accessible, and user-friendly guide to various legal parameters for teachers, aspiring teachers, trustees, school administrators, central office administration, parents and interested community members. In particular, the resources and insights in this guide are aimed at helping teacher candidates to develop literacy in educational law and policy and, ultimately, to successfully transition from teacher education programs into teaching careers.

School Law and the Public Schools Book

School Law and the Public Schools


  • Author : Nathan L. Essex
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053140037

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The goal of this book is to provide comprehensive and practical knowledge of relevant legal issues that affect the administration of public schools. It will allow educators to effectively perform their duties within the boundaries of constitutional, statutory, and case law. It is also designed to be easy to understand for those with little or no legal background. Selected court cases address issues most relevant to education. It includes recent landmark court decisions in areas such as religion, student rights, student and faculty disabilities, and classroom harassment. School violence is discussed comprehensively. The book begins with an index of major legal issues related to relevant issues, allowing the reader to ascertain the legal sources of authority related to those particular topics. Educational leaders are provided with pertinent information to direct their day-to-day decisions. The primary focus is not on state law since this varies from state to state. Appendices include constitutional provisions, selected and annotated federal statutes, and an abbreviated glossary. It will enable educators to perform their legal duties and to meet the requirements of reasonableness as they move their organizations toward their goals. (Contains 279 references.) (RKJ)

Does God Belong in Public Schools  Book

Does God Belong in Public Schools


  • Author : Kent Greenawalt
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400826278

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Controversial Supreme Court decisions have barred organized school prayer, but neither the Court nor public policy exclude religion from schools altogether. In this book, one of America's leading constitutional scholars asks what role religion ought to play in public schools. Kent Greenawalt explores many of the most divisive issues in educational debate, including teaching about the origins of life, sex education, and when--or whether--students can opt out of school activities for religious reasons. Using these and other case studies, Greenawalt considers how to balance the country's constitutional commitment to personal freedoms and to the separation of church and state with the vital role that religion has always played in American society. Do we risk distorting students' understanding of America's past and present by ignoring religion in public-school curricula? When does teaching about religion cross the line into the promotion of religion? Tracing the historical development of religion within public schools and considering every major Supreme Court case, Greenawalt concludes that the bans on school prayer and the teaching of creationism are justified, and that the court should more closely examine such activities as the singing of religious songs and student papers on religious topics. He also argues that students ought to be taught more about religion--both its contributions and shortcomings--especially in courses in history. To do otherwise, he writes, is to present a seriously distorted picture of society and indirectly to be other than neutral in presenting secularism and religion. Written with exemplary clarity and even-handedness, this is a major book about some of the most pressing and contentious issues in educational policy and constitutional law today.

Public Legal Education Book

Public Legal Education


  • Author : Richard Grimes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000387063

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This book makes the case for a more legally literate society and then addresses why and how a law school might contribute to achieving that. Moreover examining what public legal education (PLE) is and the forms it can take, the book looks specifically at the ways in which a law school can get involved, including whether that is as part of an academic, credit-bearing, course or as extra-curricular activity. Divided into five main chapters, the book first examines the nature of PLE and why its provision is so central to the functioning of modern society. Models of PLE are then set out ranging from face-to-face tuition to the use of hard-copy material, including the growing importance of e-based technology. One model of PLE that has proven to be very attractive to law schools – Street Law – is described and analysed in detail. The book then turns to look at the considerations for a law school wishing to incorporate PLE into its offerings be that as part of the formal curriculum or not. The subject of evaluation is then raised – how might we find out if what we do by way of PLE is effective and how it might be improved upon? The final chapter reaches conclusions, some penned by the book’s author and others drawn from key figures in the PLE movement. This book provides a thorough examination of PLE in a law school context and contains a set of templates that can be implemented and/or adapted for use as the situation and jurisdiction dictate. An accessible and compelling read, this book will be of interest to law students, legal academics, practising lawyers, community activists and all those interested in PLE.

California School Law Book

California School Law


  • Author : Frank Kemerer
  • Publisher : Stanford Law Books
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 557
  • ISBN 10 : 0804760381

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Now in its second edition, California School Law is the only comprehensive source discussing how federal and state law affects the day-to-day operation of the state's traditional public, charter, and private schools. While the book is comprehensive, the authors have written it for a broad audience. California School Law has become a coveted desk-top reference for administrators, governing board members, school attorneys, union leaders, and policymakers. It also has been widely adopted as a classroom textbook in educational administration and education law classes. In commenting on the first edition, Michael Kirst, Stanford University Education Professor-Emeritus, noted that "The writing style is a blend of law and policy that is easy to follow." Other reviews that greeted the first edition are available on this website. The first chapter provides an explanation of the legal framework within which California schooling takes place and key players at the state, district, and school level. Ensuing chapters examine student attendance and truancy, curriculum law, employment law, teacher and student rights of expression, the school and religion, students with disabilities, student discipline, privacy and search and seizure, and legal liability in both state and federal court. Also included are chapters on unions and collective bargaining, educational finance issues, and racial and gender discrimination. Appendices provide a glossary of legal terminology, an explanation of how to find and read legislative enactments and judicial decisions, and a list of sources for accessing law. The book's table of contents is included on this website. Also included are links two sections from the second edition, one dealing with the discipline of students with disabilities and the other with student rights of expression. Law never stands still. To keep the book current, the authors will maintain a cumulative update for the second edition on this website.

The 200 Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions for Educators Book

The 200 Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions for Educators


  • Author : Nathan L. Essex
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-24
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412965774

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Provides clear analysis and legally defensible approaches for addressing common legal challenges that schools face, such as individuals' rights, disciplinary practices, morality, liabilities, teacher dismissal, and NCLB.

School Law for South Carolina Educators Book

School Law for South Carolina Educators


  • Author : Thomas R. McDaniel
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2011-04-29
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 1460924568

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South Carolina teachers, administrators, trustees, and policy makers will find this new text by Thomas R. McDaniel a helpful guide to the challenging task of educating students in today's public schools. In this straightforward and readable text, McDaniel uses hypothetical scenarios to challenge educators' powers of legal reasoning and concludes each chapter with recommended guidelines for practice in the public schools of South Carolina. --from back cover

A Teacher s Pocket Guide to School Law Book

A Teacher s Pocket Guide to School Law


  • Author : Nathan L. Essex
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2014-01-23
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0133351912

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School Law and the Public Schools by Nathan L. Essex gives educators and policy makers at all levels practical, easy-to-read, relevant information on the historical and contemporary legal issues affecting the organization and administration of schools in the United States. Virtually every topic of concern to today's educators is covered in a practical, easy-to-read organization and style that's accessible even to those with little or no knowledge of the legal issues affecting public schools. Revised chapters in this new Sixth Edition include recent rulings on religion in public schools, social media, Facebook and Twitter challenges, virtual charter schools, administrators' authority at bus stops, legal aspects of teachers and administrators' evaluation, teacher performance and misconduct, 504 Rehabilitation plans, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act, violence and tragedy in U.S. schools, procedures for evaluating and responding to threats, natural disasters and school safety, proposed changes to No Child Left Behind by the White House, use of chaperones for field trips, and new application exercises at the end of each chapter.

Public School Laws of Tennessee Book

Public School Laws of Tennessee


  • Author : Tennessee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1899
  • Genre: Educational law and legislation
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112124658060

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Fixing Law Schools Book

Fixing Law Schools


  • Author : Benjamin H. Barton
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-17
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479866557

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An urgent plea for much needed reforms to legal education The period from 2008 to 2018 was a lost decade for American law schools. Employment results were terrible. Applications and enrollment cratered. Revenue dropped precipitously and several law schools closed. Almost all law schools shrank in terms of students, faculty, and staff. A handful of schools even closed. Despite these dismal results, law school tuition outran inflation and student indebtedness exploded, creating a truly toxic brew of higher costs for worse results. The election of Donald Trump in 2016 and the subsequent role of hero-lawyers in the “resistance” has made law school relevant again and applications have increased. However, despite the strong early returns, we still have no idea whether law schools are out of the woods or not. If the Trump Bump is temporary or does not result in steady enrollment increases, more schools will close. But if it does last, we face another danger. We tend to hope that crises bring about a process of creative destruction, where a downturn causes some businesses to fail and other businesses to adapt. And some of the reforms needed at law schools are obvious: tuition fees need to come down, teaching practices need to change, there should be greater regulations on law schools that fail to deliver on employment and bar passage. Ironically, the opposite has happened for law schools: they suffered a harrowing, near-death experience and the survivors look like they’re going to exhale gratefully and then go back to doing exactly what led them into the crisis in the first place. The urgency of this book is to convince law school stakeholders (faculty, students, applicants, graduates, and regulators) not to just return to business as usual if the Trump Bump proves to be permanent. We have come too far, through too much, to just shrug our shoulders and move on.