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Teachers and the Law

ISBN-10: 0321082109
ISBN-13: 9780321082107
Edition: 6th 2003 (Revised)
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Description: Clearly written and useful to both teachers and school administrators, this book focuses on legal issues reflecting national trends most important to educators today. The Fifth Edition includes the latest cases in educational law, and new material  More...

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Book details

List price: $83.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 461
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Clearly written and useful to both teachers and school administrators, this book focuses on legal issues reflecting national trends most important to educators today. The Fifth Edition includes the latest cases in educational law, and new material highlighting controversies to be confronted during the beginning of the 21st century, including rights of homosexual teachers and students, control of the Internet, sexual harassment, affirmative action, and frivolous lawsuits.

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;

Teachers and the Legal System
The Legal Aspects of Teaching
Do I Have a Contract?
How Secure Is My Employment?
How Does Collective Bargaining Effect Me?
When Am I Liable?
What Constitutes Slander and Libel?
How Should I Deal with Child Abuse and Neglect?
How Does Copyright Law Affect Me?
Teachers' and Students' Rights
When Can Schools Restrict Freedom of Expression?
When Can Schools Limit Religious Freedom?
When Can Schools Restrict Freedom of Association?
What Are My Rights Under Due Process?
How Free Is My Personal Life?
Are Teachers and Students Protected Against Racial Discrimination?
Are Teachers and Students Protected Against Sex Discrimination?
Are There Special Rights for Students with Disabilities?
Who Controls Student Records?
Must All Children Go to School?
When Can Schools Restrict Personal Appearance?
What Issues Will Face the Courts in the Next Decade?
Selected Provisions of the U.S. Constitution
Major Civil Rights Laws Affecting Schools
Other Legal Resources for Teachers

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