Law and American Education: A Case Brief Approach

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Both public and nonpublic school educators are aware that over the last several decades courts have played an increasingly significant role in defining school policy. Decisions in such areas as school desegregation, prayer, public school financing, student rights, collective bargaining, and other personnel issues attest to the extent and importance of judicial influence. It is necessary, therefore, that teachers and administrators have at least a rudimentary knowledge and understanding of school law and how it affects their day-to-day classroom activities. This book includes a sizable body of school law that educators should be familiar with so that they are able to conduct themselves in a legally acceptable manner. In today's environment, it is crucial that educators consider the legal implications of their decisions and conduct. This book provides introductory material for those educators interested in K-12 educational issues who have little or no knowledge of school law. An update to the original book published in 1999, this second edition covers additional topics such as sexual harassment, educational vouchers, drug testing, and students with disabilities.

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Robert H. Palestini is the dean of graduate and continuing studies at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He has held positions at all levels of education for more than 40 years, including teacher, principal, superintendent of schools, and college professor. Karen F. Palestini is a partner in the Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay law firm. She has been an adjunct professor at Saint Joseph's University and Seton Hall University.

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The book was extremely well organized and made law appear to be straight-forward. I like how it presented the evolution of major educational law issues. (Anonymous Course Evaluation )

The book is a great reference. I will use it throughout my career! (Anonymous Course Evaluation )

I felt for the first time I bought a textbook that was relevant and I won't be selling it back. (Anonymous Course Evaluation )

Written for K-12 teachers with little knowledge of school law, this volume introduces the basic legal issues the authors feel public and nonpublic school teachers need to have at least a rudimentary knowledge of in order to carry out their professional duties. (Reference and Research Book News )

The book is great! A law course may sound a bit intimidating but the textbook allowed us to understand the cases. It was well written and very interesting. (Anonymous Course Evaluation )

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