What is Education Law?
Education law refers to a branch of law related to learning institutions, teachers, and the rights of Americans to pursue a public education. It also lays out the standards of education.
The attorneys of Trussell, Funderburg, Rea, Bell & Furgerson, P.C. are well known in central Alabama for their skill and expertise in education law. In addition to representing the St. Clair County Board of Education, they have advised clients in all types of education related issues, including litigation, when necessary.
What Are Some of The Areas Covered by Education Law?
American education laws provide children with the right to receive an education. This means a child is born with the right to attend free public school and it is unlawful for a parent to deny their child an education.
Another element of education law is equal learning opportunities. This means both minorities, disadvantaged groups, and people with disabilities are entitled to equal education opportunities. According to the Equal Education Opportunities Act (1974), no state should deny children an equal opportunity to pursue education on the basis of national origin, race, color, or sex. Similarly, children with disabilities are protected by the Disabilities Education Act.
Has its own standards of education. These standards are laid out for teacher performance and for evaluating student achievements. The education standards of all the states are also influenced by regulations laid out by the Education Department. These laws include subjects to be studied, minimum credit hours, and standardized testing.
When Should You Hire an Education Law Attorney?
If your child has been denied education services, equipment, or treatments that you believe they need, you should consult Trussell, Funderburg, Rea, Bell & Furgerson, P.C. Hiring an Alabama education attorney affords you the following advantages:
- Legal representation in court hearings and school meetings
- Advice on the legal action to take against a teacher or institution that has wronged your child
- Justice for any wrong doing against your child including admission to an institution and compensation for any emotional distress, pain or suffering that your child has suffered on account of the school.