Debating Issues In American Education: School Law, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 145226659X
  • ISBN-13: 9781452266596
  • DDC: 344.73
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Provides views on multiple sides of curriculum and instruction issues in America's schools and offers more in-depth resources for further exploration. This volume examines school law, covering such varied issues as academic freedom, copyright, privacy rights of students and of teachers, due process rights, unions and collective bargaining.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors-in-Chief.
About the Volume Editor.
About the Contributors.
1: Academic Freedom: Should K–12 Teachers have Greater Control of the Content of the Curricula they Teach?.
2: Should the Current Limits on Educational Use of Copyrighted Materials and Intellectual Property be Revised to Give Schools more Latitude and Guidance?.
3: Should Schools have the Authority to Require Students to Wear Uniforms?.
4: Should Students be Subject to Random Drug Testing?.
5: Should Teachers be Subject to Drug Testing?.
6: Are the Disciplinary Standards under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Fair to All Students?.
7: Are School Boards Adequately Meeting the Idea’s Requirement of Providing a Free Appropriate Public Education for All Students with Disabilities?.
8: Do Current Laws Adequately Protect the Educational Rights of Homeless Children?.
9: Are the Tests that the Supreme Court Provided in Dealing with Peer-to-Peer and Teacher-on-Student Sexual Harassment Workable?.
10: Should Charges of Sexual Misconduct against Teachers be Public Records?.
11: Should there be Limits on Student Free Speech?.
12: Should there be Limits on Teacher Free Speech Rights?.
13: Should Educational Malpractice be Actionable?.
14: Do Teachers have Adequate Rights when they are Subject to the Termination of their Employment?.
15: Do Teacher Unions and Collective Bargaining Improve the Terms and Conditions of Teacher Employment?.