Teachers and the Law

ISBN-10: 0205494951

ISBN-13: 9780205494958

Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)

List price: $113.33
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This book provides a question and answer format which addresses every aspect of school law from a teacher's and school administrator's perspective. Clearly written and useful to both teachers and school administrators, this text focuses on legal issues reflecting current trends that are important to educators in the 21'st century. The authors designed the text for school professionals seeking an easy to use reference on every important area of school law, including student and employee rights, the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on those rights, and how to understand their legal rights and responsibilities. This up-to-date presentation provides insights into laws governing education as well as court decisions from all 50 states and the federal courts. Guiding legal principles are presented in such a way that educators can easily understand and follow today's trends in the law governing education.
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List price: $113.33
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
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;

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 Limit 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 and Non-English speasking students?
Who Controls Student Records?
Do parents Have Choice in Educating Their Children?
When Can Schools Restrict Personal Appearance?
The No Child Left Behind Act, High Stakes Testing, and Other Current Controversies
Selected Provisions of the U.S. Constitution
Major Federal Laws Affecting Schools
Other Legal Resources for Teachers
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