ERIC Number: ED169659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers and the Courts: School-Related Activities.
This paper discusses court cases in which teachers allege constitutional violations of their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The cases represent a struggle between those forces representing the authority of the board of education to govern public schools and those advocating the individual rights of teachers to continue their employment in a relatively restriction-free environment. Board of Regents v. Roth is used as background for discussion of the protected interest in liberty concept of the Fourteenth Amendment, such as personal appearance regulations. Perry v. Sindermann is used to discuss teacher utterances, academic freedom, and freedom of association that fall under the First Amendment. The paper concludes that the courts tend to balance teachers' rights, protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments, with the state's interest in an orderly disruption-free administration of a school. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Dismissal, Teachers
Not available separately; See EA 011 530
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 - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment; Fourteenth Amendment