In the past three years, suits under 42 United States Code §1983 against school boards and school board members have burgeoned. Suits have been brought by teachers involved in union activity, by teachers who allege nonrenewal of contracts due to racial discrimination, by pupils who challenge hair and dress regulations, by unwed mothers who seek readmission to school, and by militant students who claim the right to practice-teach
Anne S. McFarland,
Suability of School Boards and School Board Members,
21 Clev. St. L. Rev.
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