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Education Law: ‘Sexting’ Investigation at Coachella High School

Sexting Investigation at Coachella High School Source Article: The Desert Sun With the school year underway and students in the routine of school, homework, and socializing, now is a good time for parents to discuss the issues of privacy and appropriate communication.  This story is a good reminder that students in public schools have little to no rights to privacy for District provided equipment including computers and iPads, and that forwarding inappropriate texts can be a form of bullying and sexual [...]

Education Law: Search of Student’s Cell Phone Violates Fourth Amendment Rights

Search of Student’s Cell Phone Violates Fourth Amendment Rights            Subsequent to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Riley v. California, a court has held that searching a cell phone is not reasonable under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.  This is the right result and public school children should enjoy the right to privacy in their cell phones.   Read more: NSBA

Education Law: Private School Vouchers

Private School Ruling Fuels Voucher Debate Citizens of every state should have the option of using their own tax dollars to choose the educational model for their children.  The industrialized public education model for delivering education requires reform.  A voucher system may prove to be the market force for the fundamental changes needed in the public education model. Read more: http://cabinetreport.com/politics-education/private-school-ruling-fuels-voucher-debate

Education Law: Rights of Students Violated in Expulsion

Rights of Colerain Students Violated in Expulsion Over Rap Videos Source: Fox19 This case, like others, illustrates the need for a clearer line between unconstitutional government intrusion by public schools and the rights of parents and their children to freely express themselves, as well as being free and secure in their persons and effects. When schools like Colerain High School discipline via drag net – e.g. suspend and expel all students remotely involved – then the school reaffirms:  (1) That there is no [...]

Education Law: School’s Mistake May Cost Student Full Scholarship

School’s Mistake May Cost Student Full Scholarship Source: ABC News School Districts will not improve until they are held accountable with the law of negligence.  This future college student lost a $250,000.00 scholarship because of the school’s negligence, and the law protects the school- not the injured student. Effective educational reform will occur when schools are held accountable at law like other industries and institutions. Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/schools-mistake-cost-student-full-scholarship-stanford/story?id=25144826

Education Law: Sifting Garbage is not a Life Skill

 Education Law:  Sifting Garbage is not a Life Skill August 15, 2014 In Riverside County, California at Patriot High School in Jurupa Valley, the school’s idea of a life skills program was to have their special needs students dig through the trash for recyclables.  This is not an appropriate life skill task and serves no educational purpose.  Parents need to be vigilant in monitoring their local public schools to make sure that their special needs children are not performing demeaning, socially [...]