Journal of Law and Education

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

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, January

Achieving Equitable Education through the Courts: A Comparative Analysis of Three States
I. INTRODUCTION Education is of critical importance to our nation. Not only does it impart social values and allow children to attain skills necessary to participate in both our labor market and our democracy,1 but it is the underpinning of our selfimage...
Anti-Harassment Policies in Public Schools: How Vulnerable Are They?
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals rendered a surprising ruling in February, 2001, striking down a Pennsylvania school district's anti-harassment policy.1 Whether this ruling, Saxe v. State College Area School District, is simply an outlier or a harbinger...
Chalk Talk-Sports Waivers: An Exercise in Futility?
In recent years, American children have found themselves participating in physical activities with greater frequency.' Unfortunately, increased physical activity and injuries may go hand in hand. Approximately 20 percent of children who participate in...
Counterpoint-Introduction: Is It Time for Barring, Not Baring or Sparing, the Rod?
In the April 2000 issue of the JOURNAL, law clerk Andre Imbrogno argued against United States ratification of the U.N. Convention of the Rights of the Child, a treaty which he characterized as prohibiting, inter alia, corporal punishment in the public...
Law Review Digests
ARTICLES, NOTES, AND COMMENTARY Primary and Secondary Education Articles Richard W. Garnett, The Story of Henry Adams's Soul: Education and the Expression of Associations, 85 MINN. L. REv. 1841 (2001). A prominent American man of letters, Henry Adams,...
Paddling and Pro-Paddling Polemics: Refuting Nineteenth Century Pedagogy
Andre Imbrogno argues that the elimination of corporal punishment in American schools is unlikely if that action is dependent upon the American judicial system or the ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Right of the Child.2 He cites Ingraham v....
Recent Developments-Primary and Secondary Education
Constitutional Claims and Civil Rights Student sued school for an alleged violation of his First Amendment rights. In response to student complaints and other concerns related to tolerance of diversity, the principal ordered a student not to wear a shirt...
Recent Developments-Supreme Court
Review Denied Decisions without published opinions in the lower court: DOCKET NO.: 01-163 NAME: In re Rittig DATE: Oct. 1, 2001 CITATION: cent. denied, 122 S.Ct. 330 (2001) DOCKET NO.: 00-1796 NAME: Bush v. Zeeland Public Schools Board of Education DATE:...
Recent Developments-Universities and Other Institutions of Higher Learning
Constitutional Claims and Civil Rights Student resident sued hospital and supervising doctor, claiming she was terminated without due process. After it was determined that the student resident had certain psychological problems which were affecting her...
"Why Can't My Son Play Tennis?" A Call for High School Athletic Associations to Revamp the 50% Rule
I. Introduction Nothing pleases a parent more than seeing their child participate in extra-curricular activities. I remember many instances when my mother and father would come and watch me play tennis for Keokuk Senior High School in Keokuk, Iowa. I...
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