Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 15 mm
This book provides an invaluable resource for all practicing school administrators and students of educational leadership and the law. The role of freedom of expression in the rights of students has reached a new level of complexity. It requires a complete and thorough analysis which has been provided by the authors with expert precision. While it is legally accurate, it is completely usable to anyone interested in the field of students' rights. -- Lawrence F. Rossow, professor emeritus of law and education, the University of Oklahoma
This book is a complete guide to understanding student dress and the First Amendment. Educational leaders and legal scholars will agree that the thorough legal analysis and thoughtful dialogue by Fossey and DeMitchell provides readers with a deep understanding of this comprehensive societal issue. Student Dress Codes and the First Amendment: Legal Challenges and Policy Issues will prove invaluable to assisting educational leaders develop policy and procedures to manage these issues. A must-read for all educational leaders and legal scholars. -- Laura H. Nelson, M.Ed., CAGS, J.D., superintendent of schools, Derry Cooperative School District, Derry, New Hampshire
School administrators constantly must balance their ever-present duty to maintain an orderly learning environment against their students' individual rights. One area that presents a unique challenge in this regard concerns student dress codes. Fossey and DeMitchell's well-written book provides administrators with the knowledge needed to properly maintain that balance. It is a must-read for all principals and other school administrators. -- Allan Osborne, principal (Retired), Snug Harbor Community School, Quincy, MA
The legal boundaries of student expression and dress codes continue to be challenged in U.S. public schools. Recent litigation involving anti-abortion, Confederate flag and anti-gay t-shirts, gang-affiliated attire, and cancer awareness bracelets provide some guidance to school personnel but many of the court opinions are in conflict. DeMitchell and Fossey's book takes these legally complex student expression matters and presents them in an accessible format. Additionally, there are several helpful suggestions for lawyers and school personnel about drafting student dress codes. The book is comprehensive and well written. It should be on the shelf of every school administrator in the country. -- Suzanne Eckes, professor, department of educational leadership and policy studies, Indiana University, president-elect, Education Law Association (ELA)
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