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ERIC Number: ED473336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Do Special Education Teachers Leave Their Rights at the Schoolhouse Door?
Sewall, Angela Maynard; Balkman, Kathy
This paper is part of a collection of 54 papers from the 48th annual conference of the Education Law Association held in November 2002. It discusses teachers' rights to private and public speech. Specifically, it examines the rights of special-education teachers and other special-education professionals to advocate, privately or publicly, on behalf of the disabled. In analyzing a number of court cases and recent legal developments regarding freedom of speech for special-education teachers, the paper touches briefly upon a variety of issues, including the following: (1) teacher property interests in teaching a particular grade, teaching at a particular school, or teaching a particular subject; (2) teacher probationary periods; (3) tenure; (4) recognized grounds for termination of teachers; (5) the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; (6) a code of ethics for special-education professionals; and (7) advocacy versus unprotected speech. (WFA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act