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Laws and rights associated with schools, teachers, students, and the provision of and payment for educational services.

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What can happen if you violate a cease and desist letter?

A few months ago, my alma mater emailed me a cease and desist letter for repeatedly trying to have a grievance against a former professor dismissed and complaining about how the dept. chair handled ...
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Can a district rescind an offer of employment?

I applied and interviewed for a school counselor position--I am highly qualified, have experience and fantastic references. The principal called me at 6 pm to offer me the position. I said I wanted to ...
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Can universities organize remote exams without providing the technical means?

Many French universities require their students to take exams remotely, often through a computer, without providing the necessary equipment to perform these tasks. And here I am not talking about ...
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Are apprentice homework hours counted in working hours in France?

The article L6222-24 of the French Working Code says that: The time devoted by the apprentice to the training provided in apprenticeship training centers is included in the work schedule Does that ...
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Is taking gender into account in university rankings is considered as incitement to sexist discrimination following French laws?

I have noticed that for some time in France, most of the university rankings have taken into account the percentage of women and men in the scores assigned to establishments (the closer the percentage ...
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Can the university make apprentices work longer than the legal duration on their employment contracts?

The article L6222-24 of the French labor code say that : The time devoted by the apprentice to the training provided in apprenticeship training centers is included in the work schedule, except in the ...
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Is a grievance filed during an acute episode of mental illness valid? [closed]

During an acute mental health episode last year, I emailed my department chair complaining about the "tone" (and wording choice) of some of my former professor's communications, accusing her ...
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can exceptional circumstances invalidate one article?

I am in the UK - England. I am complaining against my University for having been misadvised in a moment of strong distress and psychological fragility - which is caused by the misbehavior of my ...
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Are universities legally allowed to adjust, or deny private loans?

I'm curious about my rights to my own private loan. (Co-signed by my brother) After getting my tuition and fees, I took out a loan to cover the remaining costs after aid. I do live with my parents - ...
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If One Files an Official Complaint Against or Sues a University, Is It Retaliation if They Reject Your Application?

I've filed an official complaint against my university, but it was because they wouldn't allow me to retract a grievance that I filed against a professor during an acute mental health episode. ...
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Can universities require computer science students to develop software for free?

At my university (it is a public Florida university), one of the core computer science courses required for the degree involves a group project, and the class is divided up into a dozen or so teams, ...
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Questions about teaching an online course about a copyrighted game

I’m trying to put together a Udemy class about playing (winning ; )) a Zynga game (Words With Friends). I know that there are people who have written e-books about the same, but I want to make sure I’...
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Is it legal to swear at school?

First, is it legal to use profane language in school (specifically a high school in California, United States)? Also, what is the maximum punishment allowed for a student using profanity (assume the ...
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Do federal student loans come with IRS-like arbitrary levy power?

I have a nelnet loan for 10k. If it was tax debt I understand the irs could bypass the courts, give no service and seize my bank account. Does this apply to student loans as well? Or is it limited to ...
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Can I put two cases together in Small Claims Court

I was an apprentice and my employer has broken the contractual agreement I signed by not allowing me to train or study within the working week. My placement was supposed to be 4-days work, 1-day study/...
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Can a student send a personal email on school campus without scrutiny by administration?

Is the following scenario legal Let's say that there is a student A, who sends student B in a personal email but on school campus and on school wifi. Student A's email includes derogatory description ...
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Can a public school in the USA force a 14yr old to create a Twitter account for a passing grade?

My youngest is a freshman & signed up for a program the school refers to as "co-lab". At my insistence. 2yrs ago, I attended a board meeting where the formation of the program was introduced. At ...
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Is a highschool diploma a legal document?

Often places, especially colleges/universities, ask to see high school diplomas prior to enrollment. Employers or certifiers may ask to see one too, regardless of the type of job. My question is, is a ...
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What is the extent of the prohibition for non-US citizens to teach in US public schools?

I see mentioned in a Bloomberg Law piece that in Ambach v. Norwick, 441 U.S. 68 (1979) Upholding a statute barring aliens from teaching in public schools, the [Supreme] Court reasoned that the "...
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Does a non-competition clause bond me to a minimum term of employment?

I am an IT instructor in a private educational institution in British Columbia, Canada. They gave me a agreement which includes a section “non-competition clause” with these lines: He or she agrees ...
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Can a private school legally seize a student's phone in this case? (Philippines)

My School prohibits bringing any types of gadgets Hi, this morning my school (A private school) declared to us that. Bringing Cellphones will be considered illegal (Yes, even if the phone is just on ...
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Is it legal to change the curriculum of an university degree?

Is it legal to change the curriculum of an university degree? I mean, suppose you are studying mathematics at the university, and, to obtain your degree, you have to pass 240 ECTS, suppose as well ...
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Class action left handed lawsuit?

Left or right hand dominance is congenital. Suppose a child incurred a disorder such as dyslexia from being taught to use the non-dominant hand (as many have been due to the lack of left handed ...
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Student Rights In India

I am a college student in Rajasthan, and I want to know what step we can take against: teachers scoring us according to some personal vendetta, extremely rude language/behavior, unnecessary targeting....
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What is apostille attestation?

I was looking for higher education in Europe, I got to know that I need to legalize my documents by doing apostille. I'm from India, what is the process of getting such attestation?
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Recourse for Denial of a Teacher Contract

Recently, I flew halfway across the country for an interview. Not only did the interview go well, it could not have gone better! The principal and school board chair both believed I was a perfect ...
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Can a private school refuse admission despite the student having the requisite cut-off?

My brother is being refused admission to a school that I attended for 9 years. This is because when I was in school, the teachers traumatised me and we complained about it in a feedback form. The ...
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When two promissory notes represent the same debt, which one is legally valid?

An application was completed for a FFEL guaranteed student loan consolidation including a signature on the bottom, promissory note section. The guarantee company insisted a second, computer generated ...
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Do public schools have the authority to fine parents money for being late?

My friend has a child in elementary school, and he goes to a public school. Apparently, at the end of the school day, if the parents are late picking up their kids, the school charges them $10/minute ...
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What does it mean for a statute such as § 2 (1) 7 AGG to “apply” but have no legal consequences?

I am in the process of finding out the legal framework surrounding anti-discrimination statutes in German public universities as it pertains to students (not employees of the university as they are ...
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Does a university have rights to an invention of product which was created during one's active enrollment?

lets say I have a product which I am the sole creator, and I intend to make a business out of this product. The idea / creation of this product came to fruition during undergraduate enrollment at X ...
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How can I get past a ban on energy drinks at my school?

Whenever I enter my school I'm forbidden to drink energy drinks. I asked them why and they listed lots of reasons why I wasn't allowed. I asked "why is smoking not forbidden but something so simple ...
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Signing Under Duress in school?

I am a minor in a UK public school. I was told I had to write a statement about a rule I broke in school and sign it. I missed out a piece of information, and they told me I had to write about that ...
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Is it legal to create a fake google certificate and distribute it en masse?

The question is exactly what the title says. I am a student attending a rather large high school in South Carolina. In order to block to youtube, proxies, games, etc., the school has disabled SSL and ...
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Why can colleges “discriminate” against students from other states by charging them more? [duplicate]

The Constitution states that the federal government has the right to regulate commerce between the states. As shown in Gibbons v. Ogden; Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. U.S.; Katzenback v. McClung; ...
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A student slipped a drug into my coffee — what are the legal ramifications of this situation?

I am a high school Chemistry teacher. This morning, while my back was turned to write on the board, one of my students (age 17) slipped a pill into my coffee mug. This is a thermos-style mug that has ...
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Is it legal to create an online video course based on a book?

I read a great book about programming and I want to create an online video course based on it. Essentially, "convert" it into a video format by explaining the things I understood in my own words, but ...
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How can universities legally discriminate against a sex when filling dorms?

Landlords are not allowed to discrimate against a sex when renting to tenants as this is one of the protected classes. How do universities get away with discriminating against a sex when filling ...
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Is this a legitimate Title IX investigation or is this an abuse of power by the Title IX coordinator?

I used to be a student at a certain NYC public college, I graduated, and after graduation, I still had access to the school because I was a "research assistant". However I never was paid, nor did I ...
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Does filing a complaint with the NY Board of Regents do any good?

Recently, the student government of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute decided to file a complaint with the New York Board of Regents over the behavior of its administration. In an editorial in the ...
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How do I calculate damages for educational misconduct?

I have an issue with my university. After 3 years of PhD research, I have presented to my examiners a out-of-format interdisciplinary research, as agreed with my supervisor. Unfortunately, my ...
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Is it legal to teach a subject you dont have a degree in? [closed]

I'm quite confused as to how my computer science class even exists right now. Mainly because the teacher knows just as little about coding in python as the students do. My teacher has admitted to ...
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Breach of fiduciary duty for poor management of endowment?

If the board of trustees of a private university keeps investing the endowment through an expensive firm run by their friends, despite substandard performance, could a case be made for breach of ...
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Is it permitted to work as a freelancer on Upwork while studying in Germany?

Next April I am going to start a master program in Germany living on a student visa. Currently I am working as a freelancer on Upwork. I know that in Germany it is not permitted for people on student ...
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My college changed my major without my consent, can I sue them?

I am a college student at a new University located in Mauritius. Before I applied, I checked on their website the list of major offered. I saw: "Electrical Engineering" which was one of the main ...
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Can I appeal the denial of NY Senator McGee's scholarship after being awarded?

I take online courses for a masters in nursing education with Aspen University. The university is headquartered in NY and is accredited by a regional accrediting agency of the US Dept of Ed. I live in ...
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Can you record a public school official with or without their consent?

Some states such as Massachusetts have 2 party consent laws which restrict secret recordings by only one party, therefore, you have to ask public school officials if they consent to being recorded. ...
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Can I legally create software or a game based on old student group project?

Back in college, myself and a group of classmates created a video game for a "major design" requirement project. The game turned out to be pretty fun, and it won first prize in a student-run contest. ...
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Working in high school while concurrently enrolled

I'm a homeschooled high-school sophomore, concurrently enrolled at a local community college taking advanced math classes. My Calculus instructor asked me to take a job as a supplemental instruction ...
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Using a company's logo for a simulated experience in a classroom

As a teacher I often like to ask my students to complete projects that require them to role play an employee at a well-known company. For example, I've taught a class on gentrification before, and I ...