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    Teachers and the Law

    ISBN-10: 0132564238
    ISBN-13: 9780132564236
    Author(s): David Schimmel, Leslie R. Stellman, Louis Fischer
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    Edition: 8th
    Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 480
    Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 2.046
    Language: English

    Louis Fischer(J.D. and Ph.D., Stanford University) is Professor Emeritus and former dean of the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. David Schimmel(J.D., Yale University) David Schimmel is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachustts, Amherst and Visiting Professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. He is author of over 60 articles and co-author of six books about law and education including School Law: What Every Educator Should Know (2008) and is recipient of the Education Press Association of America's Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism.nbsp; After graduating from Yale Law School, he briefly practiced law, was an Army Infantry Officer, and served on the Peace Corps staff for six years before starting his teaching career at UMass.nbsp; His current research and writing focuses on promoting legal literacy for teachers. Leslie R. Stellman(J.D., Syracuse University) Leslie Robert Stellman is the team leader of the education law department of Marylandrsquo;s largest school law firm, Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A., located in Towson, Maryland.nbsp; Mr. Stellman has been practicing education law for over 35 years and represents many of Marylandrsquo;s public school boards as well as colleges and universities.nbsp; He received his Bachelorrsquo;s degree from the Johns Hopkins University and his Juris Doctor from the Syracuse University College of Law,magna cum laude.nbsp; Mr. Stellman is widely known as an author, lecturer, professor, and practitioner in all aspects of school law, and is a member of the Education Law Association and the National Association of Boards of Educationrsquo;s Council of School Attorneys.nbsp; He is also on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and the University of Baltimore College of Law.nbsp;

    Preface
    Teachers and the Legal System
    Overview
    Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education
    Notes
    The Legal Aspects of Teaching
    Do I Have a Contract?
    Overview
    Creating a Contract
    Express and Implied Contracts
    Breach of Contract
    Summary
    Notes
    How Secure Is My Employment?
    Overview
    Acquiring Tenure
    Rights of Tenure
    Dismissal Procedures
    Grounds for Dismissal
    Summary
    Notes
    How Does Collective Bargaining Affect Me?
    Overview
    The Right to Organize
    Teachers' Rights
    Contract Negotiations
    Strikes
    Summary
    Notes
    When Am I Liable?
    Overview
    Student Injuries
    Defenses against Liability
    Other Types of Liability
    Damages
    Summary
    Notes
    What Constitutes Slander and Libel?
    Overview
    Defamatory Statements about Teachers
    Defamatory Statements about Students
    Public Officials
    Summary
    Notes
    How Should I Deal with Child Abuse and Neglect?
    Overview
    Child Abuse and Neglect
    State Reporting Requirements
    Symptoms of Abuse and Neglect
    Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
    Summary
    Notes
    How Does Copyright Law Affect Me?
    Overview
    Introduction to Copyright Law
    Materials Covered by Copyright
    Fair Use
    Copyright Violation
    Summary
    Notes
    Teachers' and Students' Rights
    When Can Schools Restrict Teachers' Freedom of Expression? Overview
    Teachers and Free Speech
    Controversial Issues and Academic Freedom
    Teaching Methods
    Summary
    Notes
    When Can Schools Restrict Students' Freedom of Expression?
    Overview Students' Freedom of Speech
    Hate Speech Codes
    Controversial Student Views on Armbands and T-Shirts, in Classrooms and on the Internet, and in Course Assignments and Student Publications.
    The Hazelwood Case Underground Publications
    Summary
    Notes
    When Can Schools Limit Religious Freedom?
    Overview
    Teachers' Freedom of Conscience
    Religious Holidays
    Students' Freedom of Conscience
    Summary
    Notes
    When Can Schools Limit Freedom of Association?
    Overview
    Student Organizations
    Demonstrations, Protests, and Speakers
    Teachers and Partisan Politics
    Political and Social Affiliations
    Oaths of Loyalty
    Summary
    Notes
    What Are My Rights under Due Process?
    Overview
    Due Process for Teachers
    Due Process for Students
    Corporal Punishment
    School Searches
    Summary
    Notes
    How Free Is My Personal Life?
    Overview
    "Immoral" and "Unprofessional" Conduct
    Criminal Conduct
    Lifestyle
    Age, Citizenship, and Disability
    Summary
    Notes
    Are Teachers and Students Protected
    against Racial Discrimination?
    Overview
    School Desegregation
    Racial Discrimination against Teachers and Staff
    Summary
    Notes
    Are Teachers and Students Protected against Sex
    Discrimination?
    Overview
    Sex Discrimination against Teachers
    Sex Discrimination against Students
    Summary
    Notes
    Are There Special Rights for Students with Disabilities and Non-English-Speaking Students?
    Overview
    Educating Students with Disabilities
    Bilingual and Multicultural Education
    Summary
    Notes
    Who Controls Student Records?
    Overview
    The Buckley Amendment
    Right of Access
    Other Rights
    Legal Enforcement
    Summary
    Notes
    Do Parents Have Choices in Educating Their Children? 402
    Overview
    Compulsory Schooling and Parents' Rights
    Home Schooling
    Objections to the Curriculum
    Summary
    Notes
    When Can Schools Restrict Personal Appearance?
    Overview
    Grooming Standards for Teachers
    Teachers' Clothing
    Students' Grooming
    School Dress Codes
    School Uniforms, Gang Clothing, and Message T-Shirts
    Summary
    Notes
    The No Child Left Behind Act, Control of the Internet,
    and Other Current Controversies
    Overview
    The No Child Left Behind Act
    School Choice: Vouchers and Charter Schools
    High-Stakes Testing
    Teacher Testing and Evaluation
    Control of the Internet and Emerging Technologies
    Frivolous Lawsuits
    AIDS Awareness and Condom Distribution
    Public Education Funding
    Summary
    Notes
    Selected Provisions of the U.S. Constitution
    Major Federal Laws Affecting Schools
    Other Legal Resources for Teachers
    Selected Bibliography
    Glossary
    Index

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