Editors' Preface (Courts and Education)
by Luvern L. Cunningham - 1978
The Board of Directors of the National Society for the Study of Education first considered a volume on the law and education in 1973. Authorization for the preparation of the volume was given in 1974. Discussions of the role and function of the courts with respect to education, especially regarding educational policy, were then on the increase. The desegregation of northern and western school districts escalated the visibility of the courts as policy makers. So did the litigation regarding equity in school finance, testing, corporal punishment, privacy, censorship, collective bargaining, compulsory attendance, and nonpublic schools.
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