Journal of Law and Education

Journal providing news and research regarding education administration and legal issues.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, January

"At Best an Inexact Science"*: Delimiting the Legal Contours of Specific Learning Disability Eligibility under Idea
"AT BEST AN INEXACT SCIENCE"*: DELIMITING THE LEGAL CONTOURS OF SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY ELIGIBILITY UNDER IDEATHE LEGAL MEANING OF SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION ELIGIBILITY. PERRY A. ZIRKEL. ARLINGTON, VA: COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL...
A Teacher's Right to Strike: Arbitration's Quid Pro Quo
I. INTRODUCTIONIn Kentucky, public sector employees have no inherent right to strike.1 And while Kentucky courts and their cases suggest a 'settled public policy' on the matter, the increase of threatened strikes by public school teachers in recent years...
Civilian Military Educators: Are Their Civil Rights Being Protected?
I. INTRODUCTIONThousands of educators work as civilian employees for the Department of Defense (DOD). As teachers dedicated to educating the children of the United States Military, they have always enjoyed the civil service protections afforded federal...
Improving Teacher Quality in Ohio: The Limitations of the Highly Qualified Teacher Provision of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
I. INTRODUCTIONThe No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 ("NCLB") reauthorized and amended the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the most comprehensive federal law governing education.1 As the most sweeping federal education legislation to date, NCLB...
Law Review Digests- ARTICLES, NOTES AND COMMENTARY PRIMARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION
ArticlesJessica Butler-Arkow, The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004: Shifting School Districts ' Attorneys ' Fees to Parents of Children with Disabilities and Counsel, 42 Willamette L. Rev. 527 (2006). This article discusses...
Law Review Digests: UNIVERSITIES & OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING
ArticlesKara Abramson, "An For a Better Life:" A New Image of American Legal Education, 2006 B.Y.U Educ. & L.J. 227 (2006). This article explores the notion of a traditional American legal education and how this form of pedagogy no longer fully serves...
Protecting Students from Abuse: Public School District Liability for Student Sexual Abuse under State Child Abuse Reporting Laws
I. INTRODUCTIONOn March 9, 2005 a "16-year-old developmentally delayed high school student in Columbus, Ohio told a teacher that she had been punched, then forced to perform oral sex on two boys in the school auditorium, while another boy videotaped...
Recent Decisions: PRIMARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION
Constitutional Claims & Civil RightsParents sued school district claiming violation of their constitutional rights to direct upbringing of their children. The parents objected to the school district's distribution of surveys containing questions...
Recent Decisions- SUPREME COURT DECISIONS
Review DeniedDecisions without published opinions in the lower court:DOCKET NO.: 05-1529NAME: Thurman v. Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical CollegeDATE: Oct. 2nd, 2006CITATION: cert, denied, 75 U.S.L.W....
Recent Decisions: UNIVERSITIES & OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING
Constitutional Claims & Civil RightsProfessor sued university claiming employment discrimination based on her race. A Caucasian professor at a historically black university was given a raise but claimed it was not comparable to similar employees....
Service before Self? Evangelicals Flying High at the U.S. Air Force Academy
INTRODUCTIONOn October 6, 2005, Michael "Mikey" Weinstein, a second generation graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and father of a current cadet, sued the United States Air Force alleging numerous instances of evangelical Christian proselytizing...
The First Amendment Implications of Teaching the Theory of Evolution and Creationism in Public Schools
INTRODUCTONRecently, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled that intelligent design1 could not be taught in the classroom,2 noting that intelligent design is religion masquerading as science.3 In recent years, intelligent design litigation has become...