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In Loco Parentis in the Public Schools: Abused, Confused, and in Need of Change

  title={In Loco Parentis in the Public Schools: Abused, Confused, and in Need of Change},
  author={Susan P. Stuart},
  journal={University of Cincinnati Law Review},
  • S. Stuart
  • Published 5 February 2010
  • Political Science
  • University of Cincinnati Law Review
In loco parentis is a common law doctrine that has been used to characterize the on-campus relationship between a school and its students, but it has led to abuse. Although waning in higher education, the doctrine is experiencing a resurgence in elementary and secondary schools. As originally conceived, the concept was used primarily as the justification for and defense of student disciplinary actions - the school stood in the shoes of the parent and had the authority to discipline, almost at… 
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