School Law for Public, Private, and Parochial Educators

By (author) Leo H. Bradley

Publication date:

16 August 2005

Length of book:

320 pages


R&L Education

ISBN-13: 9781578862627

Here is a book to serve educators from all types of schools in either pre-service or professional development that is designed as a text for master's and licensure (post-master's) level. This book covers all the relevant issues in school law:
·The legal system
·The federal and state role in education
·Church-state relationships
·Attendance law
·The instructional program
·Student rights
·Teacher contracts
·Rights and freedoms
·Teacher negligence
·Law for handicapped students, and

The author groups case summaries, which include a brief, ramifications, and topics of interest to educators, together at the end of each chapter to facilitate research efforts. The book is a concise presentation of the constitutional, statutory, and case law knowledge that is needed for the effective day-to-day operation of schools and school systems. Contemporary issues having a large impact on school law, such as vouchers, the evolution vs. creation controversy, and home-schooling are included.
Bradley navigates the reader through the minefield of legal issues that confront administrators regularly — religious issues, student rights, teacher contracts, teacher negligence and students with disabilities.