Public School Law
Three semester hours.
This course provides an overview of public school law and focuses primarily on U.S. Supreme Court case law but noteworthy state and federal lower court opinions are discussed when appropriate. State legislation and administrative laws are additionally considered. Topics to be covered include employment law, law governing curriculum and instruction, compulsory education, church and state issues, teacher and student rights, discipline, liability, and law associated with equal educational opportunities for various groups including racial and linguistic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and women. Prerequisite: Approval by TAMIU doctoral program advisor.
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