Is due process required prior to an afterschool detention? Why or why not? You must support your position with examples from case law, the U.S. Constitution, or other readings.
Topic 2: Discussion Question 2
Describe three aspects of due process for a school seeking to suspend a student with disabilities.
Topic 3: Discussion Question 1
How did Brown v. Board of Education change public education? Has the promise of Brown v. Board of Education been realized? Support your position with reference to a current event. Remember to keep your post academic in nature and relevant to the question.
Topic 3: Discussion Question 2
In the assigned readings and videos, the Heritage Foundation and Peter Sagal seem at odds in their respective positions toward the 14th Amendment and the evolution of equal protection. How do you reconcile equality versus equity in public education today? You must support your position with examples from case law, the U.S. Constitution, or other readings.
Topic 4: Discussion Question 1
May students express religious beliefs in class discussion or assignments or engage in prayer in the classroom? What are some limitations? Support your position with examples from case law, the U.S. Constitution, or other readings.
Do all student-led religious groups have an absolute right to meet at K-12 schools? If not, discuss one limitation under the Equal Access Act. May a teacher be a sponsor of the club? Can the teacher participate in its activities? Why or why not? Support your position with examples from case law, the U.S. Constitution, or other readings.
Following current events related to immigration reform, a group of students came to school wearing t-shirts representing national flags from a variety of countries and were bullied by fellow students with a variety of racial and ethnic slurs. How would you respond to both groups? Be sure to cite any applicable case law, school board policies, and state laws to support your answer.
Imagine that the cell phone you have confiscated has readily visible sexually inappropriate messages on it. How would you handle the situation? Be sure to cite any applicable case law, school board policies, and state laws to support your answer.
Discuss the impact of the Progressive movement on the creation of the Arizona Constitution, including the declaration of rights, ballot initiatives, and recall of judges. Defend your position with examples from this week’s resources or other readings.
Compare and contrast the U.S. Constitution and the Arizona Constitution. Discuss three findings that account for the significant differences in length. Include at least one source to support your answer.
Read “Know Your Rights: A Manual for Arizona Public School Students,” from the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.
Read “Overview of School Law: Case Law That Every Administrator Should Know,” by Petty, from National Teacher Education Journal (2014).
Read “Goss v. Lopez, 419 U.S. 565 (1975),” from Nexis Uni.
Read “Chapter 3: Students: Fourteenth Amendment,” by Dryden & Cohen, from Yearbook of Education Law (2016).
Read “RTI and other approaches to SLD identification under the IDEA: A legal update,” by Zirkel, from LearningDisability Quarterly (2017).
Read “History of Brown v. Board of Education,” from the United States Courts website.
Read “Public Education for Immigrant Students: States Challenge Supreme Court’s Decision in Plyler v. Doe,” from the Immigrant Policy Center of the American Immigration Council (2012).
Read “Equal Protection,” from the Heritage Guide to The Constitution website.
Review this resource from the Anti-Defamation League for a better understanding of the issue of religion in the public schools.
Read “Legal Guidelines Regarding the Equal Access Act and the Recognition of the Student-Led NonCurricular Groups,” from the U.S. Department of Education.
Read “Tinker v. Des Moines School District, 393 U.S. 503 (1969),” from Nexis Uni.
Read “Morse v. Frederick, 551 U.S. (2007),” from Nexis Uni.
Read “Cyberbullying: Challenging Legal Issues for Schools,” by Green, from the National Federation of State High School Associations (2016).
Review the updated information in Understanding the Arizona Constitution: 2012 Supplement for the sections in your assigned reading.
Read “Arizona Voters Defeat Five Ballot Measures,” by Dungan, Pitzl, Sanchez, and Reinhart, from the AZ Central website.