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Name: What School Boards Should Know Before Attempting to Circumvent the Rights of High School Students to Organize Gay-Straight Alliances Under the Auspices of the Equal Access Act
ID: m35954
Language: English (en)
Summary: School Boards desiring to avoid the requirements of the Equal Access Act (EAA) to prevent students from organizing Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs within their schools may have difficulty doing so. However, legal experts have recently purported ways to accomplish this task in order to avoid the problems that may arise when students attempt to establish such clubs. This article offers a brief understanding of the issue, and examines examples asserted by legal experts to evade the rights of high school students to organize GSA clubs under the EAA and the problems that may be encountered if applied. The information presented in this article is provided not to promote nor hinder school boards from accepting or rejecting GSA club applications, but to assist school boards in making informed choices when contemplating such decisions.
Subject: Social Sciences
Keywords: Equal Access Act, Gay Straight Alliance clubs, school boards, school law
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Danielle Suzanne Crossley (dcrossle@vt.edu)
Copyright Holders: Danielle Suzanne Crossley (dcrossle@vt.edu)
Maintainers: National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (tcreigh@vt.edu)

Latest version: 1.3 (history)
First publication date: Nov 7, 2010 6:48 am -0600
Last revision to module: Dec 6, 2010 11:16 am -0600

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Version: 1.3 Dec 6, 2010 11:16 am -0600 by National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
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Version: 1.2 Dec 5, 2010 5:51 pm -0600 by National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
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Version: 1.1 Nov 8, 2010 6:23 am -0600 by National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
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Crossley, Danielle. "What School Boards Should Know Before Attempting to Circumvent the Rights of High School Students to Organize Gay-Straight Alliances Under the Auspices of the Equal Access Act." OpenStax-CNX. December 6, 2010. http://cnx.org/content/m35954/1.3/.

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Danielle Crossley, "What School Boards Should Know Before Attempting to Circumvent the Rights of High School Students to Organize Gay-Straight Alliances Under the Auspices of the Equal Access Act," OpenStax-CNX, December 6, 2010, http://cnx.org/content/m35954/1.3/.

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Crossley, D. 2010. What School Boards Should Know Before Attempting to Circumvent the Rights of High School Students to Organize Gay-Straight Alliances Under the Auspices of the Equal Access Act. OpenStax-CNX, December 6, 2010. http://cnx.org/content/m35954/1.3/.

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Crossley, Danielle. What School Boards Should Know Before Attempting to Circumvent the Rights of High School Students to Organize Gay-Straight Alliances Under the Auspices of the Equal Access Act. OpenStax-CNX. 6 Dec. 2010 <http://cnx.org/content/m35954/1.3/>.