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ERIC Number: ED203435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Legal Aspects of Evaluating Teacher Performance.
Beckham, Joseph C.
Chapter 14 in a book on school law concerns the legal aspects of evaluating teacher performance. Careful analysis of recent decisions makes it clear the courts will compel uniform standards and unprecedented rigor in teacher evaluation practices. Particularly in the consideration of equitable standards, state and federal courts are relying on court mandates requiring uniformity in the application of procedural safeguards and substantial direct evidence of inadequate teacher performance prior to implementation of the employment decision. Constitutional considerations play a significant role in employment decision-making bearing on substantive and procedural standards. The primary constitutional and statutory provisions governing issues of employment discrimination in the evaluation process focus on the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Guidelines for teacher evaluation policies emphasize the importance of procedural safeguards and substantive criteria in the evaluation process as extrapolated from the existing case law. (Author/MLF)
Not available separately; see EA 013 472.
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VII