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ERIC Number: EJ1064092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
Liability of College Faculty and Administrators
Wall, Patricia S.; Sarver, Lee
Research in Higher Education Journal, v24 Aug 2014
According to a "Wall Street Journal"/NBC News poll, 59 percent of all adults consider education essential to getting ahead in life. At the same time, an increasing number of adults have begun to blame educators for their failure in life, claiming educational malpractice. Historically, education has been more of an issue at the state and local levels. Courts do not recognize educational malpractice as a tort because of public policy concerns, saying that claims of "educational malfeasance" are not capable of assessment within the judicial forum. Over 20 years have passed since the California Appellate Court dismissed a case brought for negligent breach of duty to educate in "Peter W. v. San Francisco Unified School Dist." (1976). This paper will survey lawsuits involving teachers and administrators brought since Peter. It will also explore some new areas of liability for professors and administrators: conducting study abroad programs and helping graduates gain employment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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