Since WWII, lawmakers have significantly reshaped educational policy. Most school personnel are aware of the burgeoning litigation and legislation, and some are familiar with the names of a few landmark Supreme Court decisions. Nonetheless, many teachers and administrators misunderstand the basic legal concepts that are being applied to educational questions. As a result, they are uncertain about the legality the daily decisions they make to operate their schools. A bestseller by the topic authors in this subject, this book helps alleviate concerns voiced by educators. KEY TOPICS: It addresses legal principles applicable to practitioners in a succinct but comprehensive manner. Topics with a direct impact on educators and students are explored: student classification, attendance, teachersÕ constitutional rights, church-state relations, and much more. Every school administrator needs a copy of this best- selling reference on his or her shelf.McCarthy, Martha M. is the author of 'Public School Law: Teachers' and Students' Rights - Martha M. McCarthy - Hardcover' with ISBN 9780205072781 and ISBN 020507278X.