Pub. date: 2006 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412939584 | Print ISBN: 9780761930877 | Online ISBN: 9781412939584| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Law, Trends in
The typical publication in school law, whether an article or a book, examines one or more topics for a relatively contemporaneous period or without a comprehensive and systematic trends analysis. The purpose of this entry is to help fill the gap by providing a compact longitudinal overview of the trends in school law. Inasmuch as the expansive school law literature provides the microlevel textual details, the focus of this overview will be on two key dimensions, or variables—volume and outcomes—of the education litigation. The overall trend for these two dimensions, which is different from a prevailing perception among many educators and other segments of the public, is that court decisions in the context of K–12 education are on ...