This survey course focuses on selected legal issues that arise in public and private elementary and secondary schools. Topics include compulsory education; regulation of public and private schools; church-state issues, including voucher and choice plans; No Child Left Behind; free speech rights of students and teachers; the school's authority to make and enforce rules governing student and staff conduct on and off school grounds; the duty to protect the safety of students and others; child abuse; search and seizure; and due process. The course also explores the non-legal policy issues (educational, political, ethical, administrative, financial) that legal conflicts often raise, as well as relevant social-science research.This course is also offered through Teachers College as ORLA 4086.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L6510-001||12F||Law and Education: Issues of Authority, Religion, Free Speech, and Safety|
|J. Heubert||T 5:00 PM-7:00 PM||GRHL 105|
|L6510-001||13S||Law and Educational Institutions: Issues of Authority|
|E. Sigall||W 5:00 PM-7:00 PM||WJWH 417|
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