Principals and Teachers Unaware That Courts Defer to Schools When It Comes to Discipline

By 08/26/2009

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Courts have given school authorities broad powers over student discipline. So why do students act as if they’re entitled to so many legal protections—and why do principals and teachers grant them? A new study, released today on the Education Next website, finds that federal and state courts have increasingly sided with schools in student discipline cases. Researchers also found that perceptions about students’ legal entitlements are way off.

For more, read “Law and Disorder in the Classroom,” by Richard Arum and Doreet Press

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