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American Public School Law

American Public School Law
Author: Kern Alexander - M. David Alexander
ISBN 13: 9780495910497
ISBN 10: 49591049
Edition: 8
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1184
List Price: $308.95

Designed for graduate students studying education or law, the Alexanders' text provides a comprehensive view of the civil, criminal, and constitutional laws governing the public school system in the U.S. The thoroughly revised sixth edition includes coverage on recent freedom of the press decisions applicable to student newspapers, students' privacy against illegal search and seizure and drug testing, the rights of children with disabilities as prescribed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the teacher- school board employment relationship as affected by Title VII, the Supreme Court's shifting perspective on church-state relations, and curricular and instructional matters. Kern Alexander is with the U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M. David Alexander is with Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Uses the case method to provide graduate students in education as well as law students with a comprehensive view of the complex web of laws and court decisions governing the US public school system. The authors, Kern Alexander (president, Murray State U., Kentucky) and M. David Alexander (educational leadership and policy studies, Virginia Tech), range across all of the civil, criminal, and constitutional laws that touch students, teachers, and administrators. New to this edition are discussions of the Supremacy Clause, the Eleventh Amendment, sovereign powers of states, charter schools, and the refinement of the legal definition of free public schools. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)