School Law What Every Educator Should Know, a User-Friendly Guide

ISBN-10: 0205484050
ISBN-13: 9780205484058
Edition: 2008 (Guide (Instructor's))
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Description: This Q&A-format book is focused on what teachers need to know about school law. It is designed so that they can easily find answers to critical questions. nbsp; Focuses on legal issues that confront classroom teachers every.Critical areassuch as  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.80
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This Q&A-format book is focused on what teachers need to know about school law. It is designed so that they can easily find answers to critical questions. nbsp; Focuses on legal issues that confront classroom teachers every.Critical areassuch as NCLB, Vouchers, School Choice,nbsp; Discipline, Academic Freedom, Liability for Student Injuries, Due Process, Search and Seizure, Dress and Grooming, and Harassment and Child Abuse are highlighted.nbsp; nbsp; For K-12 in-service and pre-service teachers.nbsp;nbsp;.

David Schimmel is Professor of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Visiting Professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. He is author of over 60 articles and co-author of 6 books about law and education including Teachers and the Law,7 th edition (2007) and 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. After graduating from Yale Law School, he briefly practiced law, was an Army Infantry Officer, and served on the Peace Corps staff for 6 years before starting his teaching career at UMass. His current research and writing focuses on promoting legal literacy for teachers.

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. nbsp; David Schimmel(J.D., Yale University) is Professor of Education in the Department of Educational Policy, Research, and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Visiting Professor at Harvard Universityrsquo;s Graduate School of Education. nbsp; Leslie R. Stellman(J.D., Syracuse University) is chairman of the Education Law Practice-Group of the Towson, Maryland, firm of Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz, P.A., as well as an Adjunct Professor of Education Law at Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University Graduate School of Education, and the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Topic Overviews
Preface
About the Authors
Teachers and the Legal System
Teacher Contracts, Tenure and Collective Bargaining
Responsibilities and Liabilities: Student Injuries, Defamation, and Abuse and Neglect
Teacher Freedom of Expression: Academic Freedom, Association, Appearance, and Copyright
Student Freedom of Expression:nbsp; Speech, Press, Association, and Appearance
Due Process Rights of Teachers and Students
Religion and Public Education
Discrimination and Equal Protection: Race, Gender, Age, Language, and Special Education
Teachersrsquo; Personal Life
Parentsrsquo; Rights in Educating Their Children and Controlling Their School Records
The No Child Left Behind Act and Other Current Controversies
Selected Provisions of the U.S. Constitution
Major Federal Laws Affecting Education
Glossary
Index

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