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The most effective approach for handling legal challenges is to prevent them from occurring in the first place. However, in recent years, school boards have had to allocate a much higher proportion of their overall budgets for legal fees. Unfortunately, as American educational systems become more complex, and the number of laws that schools operate under increases, the amount of litigation also increases. This is particularly true in the field of special education, where the amount of litigation has increased at a greater rate than in any other school-related sphere. At the same time, the amount of litigation in the myriad other areas that fall under the umbrella of education law continues to increase. In addition to their own legal expenses, school boards may be ...

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