This unique book provides readers with information that will enable them to recognize and address potential legal problems, empower them to make informed judgments and decisions, and alert them when legal counsel should be sought. It thoroughly covers the legal principles governing American schools and discusses the origin and development of laws concerning schools. Updated to reflect the latest new statutes and Supreme Court decisions, this edition will intensify the reader's appreciation of how law results from the relations of educational policy and legal principles. Topics covered in the book are backed by concrete case examples and brief case excerpts that illustrate and reinforce several points discussed in the text. Topics include: education under the American Legal System, public schools, tort liability, rights, discrimination, private education, and more. Suitable as a quick-reference book for school administrators and readers wanting to learn more about school law.Valente, William D. is the author of 'Law in the Schools' with ISBN 9780675203999 and ISBN 0675203996.