Courting disorder in the schools

Number 15602
Subject Schools
Source Public Interest
State
Year 1999
Publication Date Summer 1999
Summary The Public Interest, in light of the recent school shootings, investigates the legal relationship between the courts and the school systems. Starting in 1969, the Supreme Court has consistently given students more constitutional rights , which critics partially blame for rising misconduct and incivility in the classroom. They say disciplinary actions are not being taken because school officials fear lawsuits, thus, contributing to a sense of "do-as-you-please" attitude for the students.
Category General
Pages 17
Keywords School discipline;Courts;Supreme Court;First and Eighth Amendments;Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District
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