Knowing your rights is essential to protecting them.
So where do your rights end and other interests take over? There are competing pressures and competing beliefs.
Policymakers throughout government, from classroom teachers, to school board members, to legislators, weigh your rights against others’ rights to learn and be safe. People, like you, stand up for those rights, pushing for policy reforms or challenging policies through the courts.
Over time, a patchwork of laws and decisions develops to loosely define the rights of students in public schools.
This is a comprehensive guide to those rights.