ERIC Number: ED170852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Legal Aspects of Teacher Evaluation.
Zirkel, Perry A.
This paper concerns the legal aspects of teacher evaluation and how it remains largely a matter of state control. It discusses federal overlays and state law and then summarizes case law relating to teacher evaluation. The paper concludes that while teacher evaluation is basically a state matter, the overlay of federally protected rights and the interplay with local collective bargaining cannot be ignored. It cautions that principals who fail to comply as evaluators may face civil rights suits. In addition, it states that the influence of facts upon judicial reviews is indisputable, and the inservice education of judges under federal discrimination statutes can result in different interpretations of the law. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Speeches, State Legislation, Teacher Evaluation
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.
Note: Chapter 18 of "Contemporary Legal Issues in Education" (EA 011 580); For related documents, see EA 011 580-581 and EA 011 583-597 ; Paper presented at the 1978 Annual Convention of the National Organization on Legal Problems of Education