A practical, user-friendly approach to school law supported by carefully constructed information that is of immediate interest to classroom teachers, supervisors and school administrators.
Maps out the court's decision-making process in an easy-to-understand format
Illustrates the key aspects of a legal issue through case-studies in every chapter
Explains complex cases with succinct case briefs that target legal laypersons and comprehensive chapter overviews that highlight important concepts
Encourages dialogue with accompanying discussion questions for each case brief and case study
Offers additional case briefs online at http://www.sagepub.com/aquilacasebriefs
Intended Audience: This book is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students of school law and is a valuable resource for courses in school administration, supervision, and teacher education.
“I find this book to be a very well done, comprehensive text, with useful activities and exceptional case briefs” —Dr. Christine Villani, Southern Connecticut State University
“More than a comprehensive text, this is a reference work for any active school administrator. School Law for K–12 Educators will be found open on a desk more often than closed on the shelf.” —Philip Huckins, New England College
“The greatest strength is presentation of facts, narratives, cases, in a concise format with discussion questions and topics” —Audrey M. Clarke, California State University, Northridge
“This comprehensive resource is thoughtfully designed with a focus on legal currency and relevancy. The case briefs enhance an already distinctive textbook.” —Bradley Vance Balch, Indiana State University
“Well done book, comprehensive, and easy to read for educators. The most exceptional portion of this book are the case studies, and the exceptionally well done case briefs, excellent instructional tools.” —Dr. Christine Villani, Southern Connecticut State University
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
From the latter half of the twentieth century until the present, church-state relationships have provided the most volatile battleground for Supreme Court activity as well as public controversy. Whether it was the intent of the framers of the Constitution to sever religious and civil activities or merely to prohibit state-supported religion or discrimination is open to debate. That debate will undoubtedly continue. The most recent debate, beginning in the 1940s, has been over the proper interpretation of the establishment and free exercise clauses. Now, at the start of the new millennium, the issue remains controversial, with litigation continuing to expand and emotions growing more ...