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By Michael Imber, Tyll van Geel, J.C. Blokhuis, Jonathan Feldman

ISBN-10: 0415875773

ISBN-13: 9780415875776

Adapted from its dad or mum quantity Education legislation, 5th Edition, this available textual content concisely introduces subject matters in legislation which are so much correct to lecturers. supplying public tuition lecturers with the criminal wisdom essential to do their jobs, A Teacher’s consultant to schooling Law covers problems with scholar rights, self-discipline, negligence, discrimination, particular schooling, instructor rights, hiring and firing, contracts, unions, collective bargaining, and tenure.

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  • This revised variation contains new content material on bullying, privateness, discrimination, institution finance, and concerns on the subject of net and know-how, in addition to up-to-date references and case legislation throughout.
  • To reduction comprehension, technical phrases are conscientiously defined and summaries of key themes and rules are provided.
  • Case legislations is gifted in the context of real-world examples, making this article available to pre-service lecturers who've little historical past in law.
  • A significant other web site offers extra assets for college kids and teachers, resembling hyperlinks to complete circumstances and a thesaurus of key suggestions.

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Likewise, in Collins v. Chandler Unified School District,25 the Ninth Circuit prohibited the practice of allowing a student to lead a school assembly in prayer even if attendance at the assembly was voluntary. The Court further ruled that prohibiting the practice did not violate the free exercise rights of students who wished to pray. 26 In 1989, the Eleventh Circuit banned the practice of coaches leading their players in prayer before an athletic event,27 and in 1992, in Lee v. Weisman,28 the Supreme Court resolved a disagreement in the lower courts by ruling that opening prayers at graduation ceremonies are unconstitutional.

These efforts have sought to take advantage of the fact that students themselves enjoy First Amendment free speech protection (see chap. 3). Thus, if a prayer could be considered the private speech of a student rather than “school-sponsored” speech, it might survive an Establishment Clause challenge. To this end, the Santa Fe Independent School District revised its former policy of having a “Student Chaplain” deliver prayers at football games. ” In Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe,30 the Supreme Court struck down the new policy.

In addition to its failure to establish precedent, the usefulness of Pico is limited by the plurality’s insistence that its reasoning applied only to the removal of books from the school library and not to the purchase of books or removal of classroom materials. Furthermore, recent decisions on related matters suggest that today’s Supreme Court has moved closer to the position of the Pico dissenters: school boards enjoy broader discretion in controlling all aspects of the curriculum than the Pico plurality would have allowed (see discussion of Hazelwood School District v.

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