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Learn why schools apply “zero tolerance” policies to student discipline, how those policies affect children’s education and future, and what you
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Learn about state laws on when students may drop out of school legally, the consequences of dropping out, and alternatives.
Learn when students and their parents may and may not sue for injuries at school, including abuse, harassment, and inferior education.
School children have a range of rights under the U.S. Constitution, as well as federal andstate laws.
Learn about “compulsory education” laws, reasons for excused absences, and whathappens to truant student and their parents.
Schools may require drug tests for some students in some circumstances. Learn how Fourth Amendment search-and-seizure rules apply to testing for illegal substances at school. ... Read more
If your child assaults or bullies a classmate, you might be legally responsible for the other student’s injuries. ... Read more
Learn when you might be able to sue the school if other students have bullied, sexually harassed, or assaulted your child. ... Read more
Learn the compulsory education requirements in your state—when children must start school and when they can drop out legally. ... Read more
It’s almost impossible to sue a school successfully for inferior education, but students might have better luck by claiming that a private school or a college broke a specific promise. ... Read more
Courts almost always throw out lawsuits against schools or universities for failing to educate students properly. ... Read more
If your child was harmed because school officials didn’t adequately supervise students or screen employees, you might be able to sue. ... Read more
Who’s legally responsible when coaches or teachers bully, abuse, or discriminate against students? ... Read more
Most states have restrictions on suing public schools for personal injury. You usually have to jump through some hoops. ... Read more