School Law for Everyone is the essential textbook and legal guide for teachers, administrators, parents, students, and everyone working with schools. After decades of teaching law to thousands of students, I can tell you with great certainty that if you want to acquire a powerful working knowledge of school law in practice, this is the book you need. From cover to cover this book is designed to actively engage you in building a strong working knowledge of the law in practice. This book is unique in that it: -Clearly explains even the most complex principles of law in a concise and understandable manner; -Connects essential principles of law to current policies and practices; -Harmonizes complex and contradictory case law into a clear and concise statement of current law; -Provides helpful flowcharts, visual aids, and summaries; and -Teaches useful practice skills and practice tips for effectively putting legal knowledge into practice in schools. Ten chapters cover the essential areas of school law. Each chapter includes a legal overview; essential questions and answers; practice skills; practice tips; essential points, terms, and cases; a closer look at key aspects of the law; questions for further exploration and discussion; and suggested activities for further learning. The focus throughout this book is on helping the reader to master essential principles of school law and their application in practice, along with useful practice skills, in an engaging and succinct format.
About the Author
John Dayton is a Professor of Education Law and Policy, Adjunct Professor of Higher Education, Editor-in-Chief of the Education Law & Policy Review, and the Director of the Education Law Consortium (see, www.edlawcon.org), a non-partisan pro bono research group dedicated to advancing knowledge and practice in education law. Professor Dayton is an internationally recognized expert on law and policy. He is a lawyer with experience in public and private legal practice. He has also served as a judicial clerk, and as a public school educator and program director. In recognition of his academic achievements he was offered academic scholarships from many outstanding law schools including the Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law in his home state. Professor Dayton holds both a law degree and a doctoral degree in educational administration and policy from Indiana University. Dr. Dayton has taught law and policy courses for three decades including education law; higher education law; special education law; medical law; and professional ethics. Dr. Dayton is currently a professor at the University of Georgia where he was the first recipient of the Glickman Award for excellence in research and teaching. He is a member of the prestigious University Teaching Academy and serves on the editorial boards of the leading scholarly journals in education law, policy, and finance. Dr. Dayton is the author of over a 100 law review articles, books, and other publications on law and policy. He is an internationally recognized author and speaker on law and policy issues.