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American Public School Law

American Public School Law - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0495506195

Cover of American Public School Law 7TH 08 (ISBN 978-0495506195)
ISBN13: 978-0495506195
ISBN10: 0495506192
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 7TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: West Publishing Co. (College)
Published: 2008
International: No

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American Public School Law - 7TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495506195

Kern Alexander and M. David Alexander

ISBN13: 978-0495506195
ISBN10: 0495506192
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 7TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: West Publishing Co. (College)
Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Alexander and Alexander's best-selling AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW, Seventh Edition, sets the standard for texts in educational law, an increasingly vital area of expertise for today's school and district administrators. This combined textbook/casebook provides an authoritative and comprehensive view of the law that governs the public school system of the United States, including common law, statutes, and constitutional laws as they affect students, teachers, and administrators. Featuring civil and criminal cases selected from hundreds of jurisdictions and newly updated to reflect the latest legal trends and precedents, the text reviews key laws and relevant court decisions. The case method offers ample opportunity for class discussion to discover and expose the underlying rules and reasoning, and the text actively encourages readers to relate factual situations to the law while anticipating similar experiences they may have as practicing teachers and administrators. Written in an engaging and accessible style, AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW, Seventh Edition, explains even complex points of law clearly and effectively for non-lawyers, and the authors maintain a diligent focus on the unique needs of professional educators preparing for successful careers in administration.

Author Bio

M. David Alexander is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Virginia Tech. Dr. Alexander has authored or co-authored several books and many chapters and articles in the area of education law. He has taught public school law and college and university law for nearly 30 years and is widely consulted on issues pertaining to education law and arbitration.

Table of Contents

1. The Legal System. 2. Historical Perspective of Public Schools. 3. Role of the Federal Government. 4. Governance of Public Schools. 5. Church and State. 6. School Attendance. 7. The Instructional Program. 8. Student Rights: Speech, Expression, and Privacy. 9. Student Rights: Common Law, Constitutional Due Process, and Statutory Protections. 10. Rights of Students with Disabilities. 11. Tort Liability. 12. Defamation and Student Records. 13. School District Liability. 14. Certification, Contracts, and Tenure. 15. Teacher Rights and Freedoms. 16. Due Process Rights of Teachers. 17. Discrimination in Employment. 18. Collective Bargaining. 19. Desegregation of Public Schools. 20. School Finance. 21. School Property and Buildings. Appendixes.