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Better Call Saul & The Practice - Is it realistic to be able to hide going to law school part-time from your law firm employer? [closed]

EDIT: I don't know what meta-commentary means, but I'm typing this paragraph to explain why this post shouldn't be closed: Lol opinion-based close vote? Why? I don't see it as any different as asking ...
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Is a school legally responsible for ensuring a child gets home after school?

Let's say Bob is a child in school who usually rides the bus home to his parent's house after school. However, one day he doesn't get on the bus, instead walking to a friend's house, where he ...
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Legal to post an image of a textbook for help? [duplicate]

I had a textbook problem that I wasn't able to solve, so I posted the question on a social media platform and got asked to provide an image of the entire page including the question by multiple people,...
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Do school zone knife exclusions violate the 14th Amendment?

In the US, most if not all states have some kind of law(s) in place that prohibit the carrying of knives in school zones. While most states define a knife as a weapon by edge length, I can not find ...
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What if a child dies in school detention?

Suppose that a child behaves badly in class and is detained after class. The child has some illness, which isn't easy to notice, but he is too shy to tell his teacher. His teacher doesn't know of his ...
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Are Texas schools required to display posters with an Arabic translation of "In God We Trust"?

There's a story going around the Internet of an activist donating posters to Texas schools with an Arabic translation of "In God We Trust". The claim is that Section 1.004 of the Texas ...
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I think schools are not keeping to the new cost cutting regs on school uniforms

I have a discrepancy with my child's school because the new statutory guidance states that if schools use branded items they must be clear why it is needed. My Child's school requires logo on the ...
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Is offering a means to break one's own policy legal?

A friend's kid's High School has a strict policy against using social media during school time. My friend agrees, and made sure the kids' access to social media is blocked on all the devices they own. ...
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Is it legal for parents in Iowa not to allow 16 year old to attend high school

Imagine that a 16 year old in Iowa is not attending any high school because their parents do not want them to. However, they do want to attend high school. Is it legal for the parents to stop them ...
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Does private school contract remain valid when family leaves state? Can parents be forced to cover fundraising "shortfall"?

Family signed combined tuition and "fundraising obligations" contract with a private school in NYC, in September, and moved out of state the following summer. The school's position is that ...
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My degree was removed as on option at my college [closed]

I attended Our Lady of the Lake Universery in San Antonio, TX and was seeking an RN-BSN degree. I took a year off when I had a baby but when I returned, I found out that my degree was no longer ...
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School Online Lessons

I go to a private school but I am funded by the council and I had covid a few weeks ago and they refused to give online lesson because "that is not what we do" is that true? Also to note is ...
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Is recording a conversation with school officials on school property without consent legal in Washington State/Bellevue?

I have a student-administration meeting (voluntary) with a couple of other students and school administration. This meeting is being held over a walkout held recently within the school, and I would ...
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Is there any law requiring public school to notify parents of Covid contact?

I have a son attending a public school. I learned from unofficial channels that a classmate is quarantining for COVID, someone my son was in regular contact with throughout the day. The teachers are ...
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Legality of Public School Teachers Strike Around the World

In the kingdom of Jordan, a crisis arose last year when the teachers' union was disbanded and some teachers were fired, disciplined or even arrested after negotiations with the government broke down. ...
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My Canadaian university denied my religious vaccine exemption request, what type of lawyer do I speak to?

I am situated in Canada. And go to a Canadian university (in Toronto). My university has a vaccine mandate for the Covid-19 vaccine, which I have requested an exemption to, due to issues with the ...
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Is it a breach of privacy law in Australia if schools track student device usage at home?

Since I usually only use programming Stack Exchange sites, sorry if I do anything wrong in this post. My school recently installed software on all student devices (owned by the school) which can track ...
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Is it legal to grant a family member guardianship over children to use their address for school zoning?

My family and I live in North Carolina. Currently, we live in school district A and my son is set to attend Elementary School A when he starts kindergarten this Fall. However, there's been a sudden ...
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Can a school control an independent student newspaper

A friend of me has founded a student newspaper in Germany that has an acronym of the schools name in its title. Like HBS instead of Harvard Business School. Internationally there are dozens of schools ...
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Are any permits required for an unofficial learning pod of homeschooled children?

A relative of mine lives in Washington and would like to start a "learning pod" for their children which would work as follows: One parent contracts a teacher to work for them full time All ...
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Can public schools require emergency-use vaccines?

In many parts of the US, students must be vaccinated against certain illnesses to attend public K-12 schools. Some states allow medical, religious or philosophical exemptions; some may not. Vaccines ...
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Can public elementary schools present material with a partisan viewpoint?

I was listening in on my 3rd grader's online lesson about environment. The pre-recorded video went more or less like this: Environment needs our protection; otherwise you the kids won't have clean ...
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Do students have First Amendment rights at a private university?

Do students have First Amendment rights at a private university, or can the university expel or punish students for saying something it doesn't like? I don't understand why people need examples, but ...
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Is It Legal to Mention “The Creator” in U.S. Public Schools?

I give lots of guest presentations to K-18 schools/universities all over the world. Since the subject is Space exploration, I frequently feel the need to invoke (using one of these very "generic&...
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Is deliberately sabotaging education illegal? [closed]

This is related to my prior question Could parents sue a school district to force them to improve their teaching methods? This one is about whether the following action by school districts and ...
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Is a teacher playing music in the hallway legal?

I am a highschooler in Alabama (USA) in a school of 700 or more (not 100% sure). When walking through the school, there is a teacher playing music into the hallways. The issue is that the songs she ...
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Is it illegal for a school to take away a student's holiday break because they are bisexual?

So, My friend Zoey (Im going to call her Zoey, For the sake of privacy), Had joined a new school recently, from what I understand. They had taken her Thanksgiving and Christmas Breaks under the reason ...
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Is it legal for a private school to make COVID testing mandatory?

The CDC writes: It is unethical and illegal to test someone who does not want to be tested, including students whose parents or guardians do not want them to be tested. I presume its not talking ...
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Can public schools solicit donations directly from students?

I have a daughter in a public school in California in 1st grade. Her school is getting ready for a walkathon where each student is expected to bring in donations. This strikes me as inappropriate: the ...
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Is it legal for public schools to require video for remote classes?

Is it legal for public schools to require a student to run a webcam-video for remote classes in Massachusetts?
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Student wearing political shirts in school?

Let's say a student wore a shirt in a New York school that said "I✡️JQ", and the school principal ordered him to stop wearing it because it was offensive and he complied. But later came back ...
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Can I carry a Miniature knife at school?

I have a small necklace knife where the blade is less than 1 inch or 2 1/2 cm I live in Washington and go to high school would it be legal to carry such a small knife in a pocket in my backpack? it is ...
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What do, "X speed limit while children are present", street signs mean, specifically?

while I'm driving near schools I often notice street signs that say something like, "speed limit 15 mph while children are present". I am curious what this means specifically. Does it still count if ...
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Is it legal for a school organization to withold honorarium?

A relative of mine works at a high school run by a private organization. She is given the additional responsibility of managing a laboratory directly funded by the government under one of its policies,...
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Where is the £60 fine for school absence legislated?

In the UK there is apparently a £60 fine per child "per absence" (not sure if this is per day or per contiguous block of days) for taking them out of school. Where is this fine legislated? The only ...
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Can a School Keep a Child from their Parents, as a byproduct of discipline? (USA)

This issue had been bugging me for a while, and I think I finally figured out how to phrase it: As one of the punishments for infractions, some schools will detain children, hold them past the end ...
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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 harmlessly appearing to be a school bus driver a crime?

Hypothetically, if someone who owned a school bus legally drove said school bus to a bus stop 3 minutes before the stop would ordinarily be made, allowed schoolchildren to board without speaking, then ...
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Can a public school host a female non-binary and transgender event and exclude all males?

I was wondering if a school can host a female non-binary and transgender field trip or event and not include males. This is a public high school in California.
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Can my school force me to use applications or a school-issued computer if I do not agree with the terms of use for that application?

Can my school force me to use applications or a school-issued computer if I do not agree with the terms of use for that application? I do not trust most of the applications that my school requires me ...
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How do I anonymously report the Establishment Clause being broken?

My daughter's public school principal has put up Christian symbols and quotes and also invited a public speaker to present during an assembly who told students that God and prayer was the answer to ...
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How much authority do teachers get from *In Loco Parentis*?

I am concerned entirely with the issue as it relates to property. Let's say at Madeup Prep the cell phone policy allows for phones to be in pockets, but not out in class. Some teachers, however, ...
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Monitoring software and FERPA

I’m in high school. In my school, students are given Chromebooks with the software called GoGuardian automatically installed, as well as Securly. For some background, GoGuardian saves information and ...
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Are teachers allowed to require students to create a social media account when an option like Remind already exists?

I am very reluctant to create social media accounts. I once had to create an account for Instagram as an optional assignment. However, one of my teachers is requiring us to follow their Facebook ...
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Can adult citizens carry knives in a school zone in NH

My understanding is that there is no federal legal distinction between concealed and open carry of knives. Also, NH doesn't prohibit the carry of knives for most people. Some felons are prohibited. ...
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Who in NH can legally bear weapons near school?

Can any citizen of NH legally carry any knife, gun (black powder or modern) or any weapon on a sidewalk next to a any school in NH? I know on duty police officers can carry weapons, and there are ...
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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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Could the teacher be liable if a student stole a chemical thinking it was dangerous?

I'm asking this question for my mother who is a science teacher in junior highschool in france. Recently during class one of her student (11 yo boy), let's call him Bob, stole a chemical that had ...
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Who is eligible to attend US public high schools?

A teen who's a US citizen grew up and studied in a foreign country. He wants to return to US. Would he be eligible to attend public high school in the US (grade 10-12)? He isn't paying US tax (his ...
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Is it legal to enter school from my garden?

My back garden is back to back with my children's school.The fence belongs to me and there is no fence from the school at this side. My question is if it is legal for me to enter the school from my ...
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