Valuable Education Resources and Links for Tennessee Residents
Learn your rights and remedies to get a good education and protect your community’s schools in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Jackson
Parents, children, and employees in Tennessee schools should know that they are entitled to certain rights. Public and private schools are required to comply with many federal and state laws. When schools do not comply, complaints can be brought to ensure that schools correct their wrongs and protect your children and their classmates.
At Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott Bobbitt, PLC, our attorneys are here to serve you. If you have any questions or concerns about how your child is being treated, the best course of action is to schedule an appointment with a Tennessee education attorney at our firm. When you think a school is being dishonest or committing fraud, our lawyers explain your rights and develop a strategy to pursue justice. Here are some links to federal and local websites that may help you understand the rights of children, families, and employees in the Tennessee education system.
Education resources and links
The Gilbert Firm recommends the following sites as resources for Tennessee residents. These resources are not to be considered legal advice. Each family, student, teacher, or educator should contact one of our Tennessee education lawyers to review their situation.
- Center for Parent Information and Sources. This site provides information on a full range of education topics for parents and families, such as family services, accommodations by disability, and dispute resolution.
- The Public Broadcasting System (PBS). A site on many different types of disabilities and the rights of those affected.
- Tennessee STEP. Support and Training for Exceptional Parents is dedicated to helping families of children with disabilities.
- Stop Bullying. Visit this site for an explanation of what bullying is–including cyberbullying, what the risks are, how to prevent bullying, and how to stop bullying.
Education law resources
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website for an explanation of the various provisions of the IDEA.
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The U.S. Department of Labor explains what the ADA is and how it may affect you and your child.
- ADA National Network. Another site that has many frequently asked questions about the ADA.
- False Claims Act: A Primer. The United States Department of Justice provides an overview of the False Claims Act.
- Higher Education Act (HEA). The Department of Education provides information about the HEA.
Understand you and your child’s rights in the Tennessee education system
The Gilbert Firm fights for children, families, and employees in Tennessee school systems. To review your case with an experienced Tennessee education lawyer, please call 888.996.9731 or complete our contact form. We serve clients in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Jackson, and across Tennessee.