Course Description:

ETOP 563 LEGAL ISSUES IN REGULAR AND SPECIAL EDUCATION (Three Hours) This course provides a study of the educational issues in school law and court cases that have impacted American education, as we know it today. An historical perspective of school law will be presented along with selected issues in school law with an emphasis on those having direct impact at the school-building level. Topics to be examined include: an historical overview of educational governance, schools and the state, students and the law, teachers and the law, school desegregation, individuals with disabilities and the law, school finance issues and laws, and educator and school district liability.