Journal of Law and Education

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

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 4, October

Analysis of High School Newspaper Editorials before and after Hazelwood School District V. Kuhlmeier: A Content Analysis Case Study
Abstract In Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier,1 the U.S. Supreme Court said public school officials can censor school-sponsored expression for legitimate educational purposes. The decision raises concerns that high school newspapers no longer will...
Counterpoint-Introduction: Does NALA Provide Rights or Merely Rites?
In the January issue of the JOURNAL OF LAW & EDUCATION, Scott Ferrin, an education professor at Brigham Young University, argued that "English only" policies, such as California's Proposition 227 and Arizona's Proposition 106, 1 violate the language...
Horizons
HORIZONS* Circuit split on whether schools may remedy de facto segregation. Reducing minority group isolation was held to be a sufficiently compelling state interest to justify voluntary transfers of minority students, the Second Circuit held in Brewer...
Law Review Digests-Colleges and Universities
Anne S. Emanuel, Turning the Tide in the Civil Rights Revolution: Elbert Tuttle and the Desegregation of the University of Georgia, 5 MICH J. RACE & L. 1-30 (1999). Breaking stride with general sentiment and tradition in the Fifth Circuit, Judge...
Law Review Digests-Primary and Secondary Education
Matthew J. Schaefer, Individuals with Disabilities Act: "Related Services" v. "Medical Services"? 39 WASHBURN L.J. 143 (1999). More handicapped children will have access to public school education because of the Supreme Court's decision in Cedar Rapids...
Part-Time Public School Attendance and the Freedom of Religion: Yoder's Impact upon Swanson
Part-Time Public School Attendance and the Freedom of Religion: Yoder's1 Impact Upon Swanson2 I. Introduction The law has generally established that parents have a right to home-school their children. However, barring overt interference with intrinsic...
Recent Developments-Learning Disabilities
Parent sued school district for relief pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The child had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and learning disabilities, which allowed him protections under IDEA. He had received occupational...
Recent Developments-Primary and Secondary Education
Constitutional Claims and Civil Rights Former students sued school board for negligence and violation of civil rights. School board hired teacher in 1985 and soon thereafter began receiving complaints that teacher made inappropriate comments and actions...
Recent Developments-Supreme Court Review
Fits Decision DOCKET NO.: 99-62 NAME: Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe DATE: June 19, 2000 Students and parents sued school district over allowing student-led prayers prior to high school football games. The plaintiffs claimed that this practice...
Recent Developments-Universities and Other Institutions of High Education
Constitutional Claims and Civil Rights Teacher sued college alleging violation of First Amendment right of association for canceling a course. After the college accepted a teacher's course proposal based upon the teacher's description of the course,...
Stop the Presses: Censorship and the High School Journalist
Abstract Since its broadly protective decision in Tinker, the Supreme Court has gradually narrowed the scope of student free speech rights. Stop the Presses examines the development of First Amendment rights in public schools, in particular those of...
"Supreme Court: Enemy of Freedom?": Constitutional Law in Christian School Textbooks
"Supreme Court: Enemy of Freedom?"1 Constitutional Law in Christian School Textbooks Abstract Conservative Protestant (Christian) schools are a fast growing segment of the American educational system. Although true public vouchers for sectarian schooling...
The Impact of the Native American Languages Act on Public School Cirriculum: A Different View
Does the Native American Languages Act (NALA) of 1990(1) require local schools to teach Native American students in their native language? Scott Ferrin argued that the wide latitude given to state and local educational agencies to choose educational...
The Knox V. Knox: Decision and Drug Testing for Public School Employees: Why Educators Do Not Shed Their Rights at the Schoolhouse Gate
Chalk Talk* The Knox v. Knox1 Decision and Drug Testing for Public School Employees: Why Educators Do Not Shed Their Rights at the Schoolhouse Gate I. Introduction It is undisputed that educators have a profound effect on the lives of students they teach....