This is a new kind of information source in the field of education law. It is at the same time both an introduction to most basic concepts in the field, as well as a continually updated hub of resources on dozens of topics.
This primer is intended for those with an interest in educational law. It is intended at the same time for the casual observer, the everyday practitioner, the graduate principalship student, the school attorney and the educational law professor. Thus, in serving many masters it does not serve any one master with a deep level of specificity. It is intended as an online resource. A starting point. It is neither Wikipedia nor Westlaw. It is in-between all of these multiple worlds and, in so being, it is an intersection. As such, you will find many roads in which to travel further from this resource. Whether they are news stories, online videos, websites, law journals, or other educational law textbooks.
The core advantages of this resource are the hyperlink, the update, and the sidebar. There is simply no other resource that provides as much additional, linked information in a timely manner. These benefits are substantial and have proven time and again to have a sustainable, lasting place in our literature. On the other hand, the core disadvantage of this resource is the lack of detail and the lack of confidence. While your standard textbook in the field is published by only the most esteemed members of field and only by multi-million dollar publishers, we are generally newer members of the field and we are self-publishing and relying heavily on the intellect inherent in the web rather than that nurtured in experts. As such, know that using this resource carries with it more inherent risk - risk that is minimized by the traditional publishing process. On the other hand, reducing that risk carries substantial costs. The costs of this publishing method, while real, are low enough that we can cover those expenses through other means that are a by-product of this resource. For instance, while we hope you enjoy this Primer, if your organization needs more detail on any particular aspect, we hope you will consider, and compensate, one of our authors. Thus, this is not a free resource, it is a freemium resource.
We hope you enjoy the content provided in the Education Law Primer. Please contact us with any corrections, questions or concerns. If you find this resource to be useful, please tell your friends. That is how you can thank us for working hard to bring you this content.
Justin M. Bathon, Neal Hutchens & The Contributing Editors