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Education and Due Process
No one shall be "deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law."
 

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Student’s have a legitimate property right in their education, which is protected by the Due Process Clause. This right cannot be taken away without appropriate procedural hearings.
Due process applies to disciplinary proceedings in education.
Goss v. Lopez (1975), In student disciplinary cases involving short suspensions, an accused student must be “given oral or written notice of the charges against him and, if he denies them, an explanation of the evidence the authorities have and an opportunity to present his side of the story.” The Court held that, at the very least, administrators must engage in an “informal give-and-take” with a student immediately after an incident of alleged misconduct and before. For further reading go to:
FIRE’s Guide to Due Process and Campus Justice