A legal analysis of student assignment in North Carolina

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Charles Franklin Morris (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: This study was designed to research and analyze case law relating to student assignment in North Carolina. The writer surveyed the governance of the public schools from the early 1800's to 1955 and traced the changing nature of school boards and the state board of education. With the passage of the Pupil Assignment Act in 1955, local boards of education were given the authority to assign students. The basis for this study were the court cases that challenged school boards and their right to assign students. All court cases to be adjudicated in the Courts of Appeal of North Carolina and the federal courts relating to student assignment in North Carolina were reviewed. These cases were discussed in regard to the legal aspects of the decisions of the courts and their effect in establishing precedent for litigation that was to follow. Having discussed the legal aspects of the Pupil Assignment Act, the facts of each case were summarized, the legal decision rendered was cited and the decision discussed as to its legal significance.

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Language: English
Date: 1992
School enrollment $z North Carolina
Educational law and legislation $z North Carolina
Public schools $z North Carolina

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