School Law and the Public Schools, 4th Edition

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9780205508167: School Law and the Public Schools, 4th Edition

This is an essential text for educators and policy makers at all levels. It is practical, easy to read, and contains relevant information on historical and contemporary legal issues affecting the organization and administration of schools in America.

 

It provides valuable information regarding school safety, alcohol and breathalyzers, the Patriot Act, the evolution of the U.S. Constitution, Intelligent Design, Ten Commandments, The Theory of Evolution, child abuse, the

use of Personal Data Assistants, confidentiality involving school counselors, Family Medical Leave Act, Intellectual Property and Fair Use, Charter Schools, landmark cases involving posting of the Ten Commandments, Title IX retaliation, the Reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act and much more. Relevant case law rulings, charts and tables are integrated through this text to provide concrete knowledge that will allow educational leaders to operate within the boundaries of constitutional, statutory, and case law.

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Nathan L. Essex is a professor of Educational Law and Leadership at the University of Memphis and President of Southwest Tennessee Community College.  He received a B.S. in English at Alabama A&M University, an M.S. in Educational Administration at Jacksonville State University, and a Ph.D. in Administration and Planning at the University of Alabama.  

 

Essex’s interests include law, educational policy, and personnel administration.  He has served as consultant for more than 100 school districts and numerous educational agencies.  He served as a policy consultant with the Alabama State Department of Education for 12 years and received numerous awards in recognition of his contributions in the field of education.  He is the recipient of the Truman M. Pierce Award for Educational Leadership, for outstanding contributions which advanced the direction of education in the state of Alabama; the Academic Excellence Award in recognition of professional achievement and academic excellence in the research, service, and teaching of education, Capstone College of Education Society, The University of Alabama; Teaching Excellence Award; Distinguished Service Award – Who’s Who in the State of Tennessee; The University of Memphis Distinguished Administrator of the Year 1995-1996, “Educator on the Move,” the University of Memphis; Phi Delta Kappa, the Presidents award for leadership and serve to the community, Youth Services, Inc.; Who’s Who in Corporate Memphis, Grace Magazine; and President Bush’s Community Service Award, just to name a few.  Essex has published numerous articles, book chapters, and newsletters on legal issues.  Many of his works appear in The Administrator’s Notebook, The Horizon, Compensation Review, The Clearinghouse, The American School Board Journal, American Management Association, Community College Review, Education and Law, and many other professional journals.  He is highly sought by educators at all levels to share his knowledge and expertise regarding legal issues that impact public schools.

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