ERIC Number: ED212088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Educational Malpractice: Fantasy or Reality?
Braverman, June R.
Executive Review, v2 n3 p1-5 Jan 1982
Three educational malpractice cases and the issues arising from them are examined in this article. The cases are examined in terms of whether school administrators, teachers, and guidance counselors owe a legal duty to students to exercise the ordinary skill and competence of a reasonable and prudent member of their profession; whether educators should be accountable for failure to exercise due care in the discharge of their school duties; and whether the broad areas of tort law (negligence, intentional tort, and misrepresentation) exist in educational malpractice cases. Although the plaintiffs lost, the cases are credited with bringing forth the issues and problems inherent in educational malpractice litigation. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Court Litigation, Educational Malpractice, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, School Law, Teacher Responsibility
Editor, The Executive Review, Institute for School Executives, University of Iowa, 210 Lindquist Center, Iowa City, IA 52242 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Inst. for School Executives.