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A Teacher's Guide to Education Law 3rd ed

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ISBN13: 9780805846546
ISBN: 0805846549
Published: October 2004
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This clearly written text, which is adapted from its parent volume, Education Law, 3e, provides a concise introduction to topics in education law that are most relevant to classroom teachers. The greater the likelihood of litigation or error in some area of professional practice, the more extensive the discussion. Topics concerning teacher relationships with their students include: student rights, discipline, negligence, discrimination, and special education. Topics concerning teacher relationships with their employers include: teacher rights, hiring and firing, contracts, unions, collective bargaining, and tenure.;Key features include the following: *Presentation--To aid comprehension, technical legal terms are carefully explained when first introduced and discussions of complex topics move logically from overview to elaboration of important details to summary of key topics and principles. *Flexibility--Because it is concise and affordable, A Teacher's Guide to Education Law can be used in a variety of courses or professional seminars.;New Material--Topics that have been added or significantly expanded include: the No Child Left Behind Act, student rights especially in the areas of free speech and search and seizure, vouchers and government assistance to private and religious schools, employment discrimination, racial and sexual harassment of students and school employees, affirmative action and voluntary school integration, equity and adequacy in school finance, issues relating to use of the Internet, and the law relating to special student populations.

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Contents:
Preface to the Third Edition. Understanding Educational Law. Curriculum. Student Free Speech Rights. Student Discipline. Equal Educational Opportunity: Race and Gender. Students With Special Needs. Federal Constitutional and Statutory Rights of Teachers. Teacher Employment. Collective Bargaining, Unions, and Teacher Contracts. Torts. The Constitution of the United States of America. Table of Cases.