Learn Something about Education Law
In an earlier chapter, you read detailed discussions about several specific legal principles relevant to the teaching profession. However, if you'd like to learn even more, then you've got to go out and get the information.
Go online and start hitting the legal websites. There are hundreds of really wonderful law-related websites, and no book could do them all justice. But here's a sampling of a few great ones:
You can also take one or more college courses to acquaint yourself with education law. Of course, a Juris Doctor (JD) is a graduate-level degree that takes three or more years of intensive study to earn. However, your goal isn't to become an attorney, but to become legally literate. Contact your local university as soon as you can to find out which legal courses they may offer specifically for laypersons and professional educators.