Education Law provides a comprehensive survey of the legal problems and issues that confront school administrators and policymakers. The book is organized around the belief that students need to read cases to understand the subtlety and richness of the law, but for legal neophytes, cases without discussion and interpretation are often too difficult to comprehend. Thus the text both explains the important concepts and principles of education law and presents court decisions to illuminate them. The greater the likelihood of litigation or error in a particular area of professional practice the more extensive the discussion. The text also discusses the implications of the law for educational policy and practice. Key features include the following: Presentation - To aid comprehension, technical terms are carefully explained when first introduced and discussions of complex topics move logically from overview to elaboration of important details to summary of key topics and principles. New Material - All chapters have been updated to include the case law and legislation of the past 5 years. About half have undergone major revision. The table of cases contains about 300 more entries and the index almost 200 more entries than in the third edition.