Sample Article Review Paper on Legal Framework for Education

Legal Framework for Education

The constitution manages public schools through the federal government by allowing the federal government to adopt administrative rules and regulations, which are issued by its agency, the U.S Department of Education, to be effected by districts (LS, n.d.; (CCSH, n.d.). The agency also monitors compliance of the schools to the rules and regulations, failure to which federal funds are withheld from the schools.

Three areas that provide control and the laws or amendments connected to them are: the First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, and assembly; the Fourth Amendment protects one from search and seizure; and the Eighth Amendment safeguards against cruelty and unusual punishment (LS, n.d.; (CCSH, n.d.). These amendments legally protect pupils and students.

On the protection of a student’s rights, for instance, a student once wore a T-shirt with the writings, “it’s a white house; your skin doesn’t match.” Concerns about a possible interpretation as racism were expressed. Some students became angry and there was potential violence against the student. The principal intervened; he argued that although it is a sensitive issue, it could be looked at as an exercise of freedom of expression. He asked that the disapprovals be looked at from a legal perspective. The boy’s parents chipped in and prevented him from taking legal measures, after the principal had a talk with them.

On the Student Code of Conduct, some students started texting each other and musing while the class was on. The instructor asked them to leave the class and reported to the principal, who consequently banned the use of electronic gadgets as a step towards ensuring the observance of the school’s student code of conduct.


Code of Conduct and Student Handbook (CCSH) (n.d.).

The Legal System (LS) (n.d.). Document.