" This book covers several topics that have not been included in past law books. We will need to address these issues as we move forward in this new time. This book gives the reader a clear guide to issues which is very helpful." -- "Sherion Jackson, Texas A&M University, Commerce" As a teacher, do you need a resource that responds to contemporary legal problems you will face in the profession? Do you want a text that provides well crafted guides to assist prospective teachers to resolve legal issues and reduce their chances of facing law suits? You will find this guide to be practical, informative, easy to understand, entertaining, and extremely useful for teacher educators of the 21st century. This guide can be used to examine and stay current with legal issues in public schools, as a basic reference or a supplemental text, and is formatted to allow for easy reference and use. FEATURES: The book is concise, practical and readable. Readers will better understand concepts discussed because all legal jargon is removed. The book covers contemporary legal issues such as IDEA 2004, school uniforms, school vouchers, charter schools, zero tolerance, school gangs, pagers and cell phones, use of metal detectors, Internet use, No Child Left Behind, intellectual property and sexual harassment so that teachers can respond to current issues/challenges they will face in public schools (Chs. 3 & 4). Current concerns such as the most recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on the pledge of allegiance-- The Newdow case-- are addressed. This case provides details of how educators should handle pledge of allegiance issues in schools (Ch. 2). Package this text withMyLabSchool-- a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!Essex, Nathan L. is the author of 'Teacher's Pocket Guide To School Law ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205452156 and ISBN 0205452159.