Educators working with Palestini's textbook Law and American Education: a Case Brief Approach will find this comprehensive pedagogical tool useful. This guide for instructors contains the full briefs for the cases excerpted in that volume, as well as diacritical and pedagogical suggestions. In addition to chapter-by-chapter methodology, the manual also contains a sample syllabus, sample examinations, and a supplement on the controversial issue of sexual harassment. This is an excellent companion for educators with no background in school law.
Robert H. Palestini is the Dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Saint Joseph's University. He has served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and has hosted such dignitaries as former U.S. President Gerald Ford and Pope John Paul II to Philadelphia. He has been involved with education since first teaching high school over three decades ago. Karen Palestini Falk, Dr. Palestini's daughter, is a graduate of Villanova Law School and is a practicing attorney in a large law firm with offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Princeton, New Jersey. Her specialties include school law and health care law. She has taught School Law, Health Care Law, and Health Care Ethics in the graduate school at Saint Joseph's University.
1 Introduction 2 The Educator and Liability 3 Schools and the State 4 Students and the Law 5 Teachers and the Law 6 School Desegregation 7 School Finance Issues