ERIC Number: ED170850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Policy and Educational Malpractice.
Lynch, Patrick D.
This paper discusses how charges of malpractice affect educational policy. It details the case of Peter W. v. San Francisco Unified School District, a precedent-setting case that began a chain of litigation concerning alleged educational malpractice. The paper also discusses cause of action in malpractice, legal and statutory standards of conduct, and three major considerations of public education policy. It concludes that educational malpractice allegations will probably become harder to prove. If schools are forced to concentrate more on eliminating incompetent teaching, they should not drift into even less humane concern for their pupils. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Court Litigation, Educational Malpractice, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Speeches, Torts
Not available separately; See EA 011 580
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers: Peter Doe v San Francisco Unified School District
Note: Chapter 16 of "Contemporary Legal Issues in Education" (EA 011 580); For related documents, see EA 011 580-581 and EA 011 583-598 ; Paper presented at the 1978 Annual Convention of the National Organization on Legal Problems of Education