ERIC Number: ED042726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Protecting Teacher Rights. A Summary of Constitutional Developments.
Chanin, Robert H.
This document outlines the constitutional protections available to public school teachers as a result of recent court decisions based on the First Amendment and the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. The first and largest section cites legal cases relating to First Amendment guarantees as applied to 1) out-of-class speech, 2) classroom speech, 3) personal appearance, 4) private life, 5) political activity, 6) civil rights activity, 7) organizational membership, 8) loyalty and other oaths. The second section describes legal cases relating to Fourteenth Amendment guarantees which protect teachers from dismissal for arbitrary or discriminatory reasons, and the third section reports legal cases relating to Fourteenth Amendment guarantees which protect teachers from dismissal without notice of the charges, a fair hearing, and related procedural safeguards. (RT)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, Federal Courts, Freedom of Speech, Legal Problems, Loyalty Oaths, Public School Teachers, State Legislation, Supreme Court Litigation, Teacher Welfare
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.