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Education Law

6th Edition

By Michael Imber, Tyll van Geel, Michael Imber, Tyll van Geel, J.C. Blokhuis, Jonathan Feldman, Michael Imber, Tyll van Geel


656 pages

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Education Law, Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive survey of the legal problems and issues confronting school leaders, teachers, and policymakers today. Court cases accompanied by explanation and analysis can help aspiring educators understand the subtlety and richness of the law. Accordingly, each of the twelve thematic chapters begins with an overview, concludes with a summary, and balances an explanation of the important principles of education law, with actual court decisions to illuminate those issues most relevant for educational policy and practice.

This updated and expanded Sixth Edition includes:

  • Revision of case law, education policy, and citations to reflect the most recent decisions and developments in the field.
  • Cases and commentary on key topics such as constitutional rights of students in public schools, school discipline, safety, and zero tolerance policies, school choice and parental rights claims, the regulation of charter schools and home-based education, cyberbullying and the regulation of online speech, racial and sexual harassment policies, and collective bargaining, unions, and working conditions.
  • eResources accessible at include a Glossary for students, Chapter Outlines and Abstracts for instructors, as well as Tables of Cases.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Education Law 2. Compulsory Schooling and School Choice 3. Regulating the Public School Curriculum 4.The First Amendment Rights of Students 5. The Fourth Amendment Rights of Students 6. The Due Process Rights of Students 7. The Equal Protection Rights of Students 8. Students with Disabilities 9. Public School Funding 10. The Constitutional and Statutory Rights of Public School Employees 11. Teacher Employment 12. Torts

About the Authors

J.C. Blokhuis is Associate Professor of Social Development Studies at the University of Waterloo and a former Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, USA.

Jonathan Feldman is a former Senior Attorney at the Empire Justice Center and a Lecturer of Law at Cornell Law School, USA.

Michael Imber is Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas, USA.

Tyll van Geel is Earl B. Taylor Professor Emeritus at the University of Rochester, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Administration / General