ERIC Number: EJ527557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The "Special Relationship" Doctrine and School Officials' Duty to Protect Students from Sexual Harassment.
Thompson, David P.
Journal of School Leadership, v6 n4 p424-43 Jul 1996
Examines the "special relationship" doctrine as it applies to school officials' duty, under federal constitutional law, to protect students from peer sexual harassment. Examination of the 1871 Civil Rights Act, Section 1983, and relevant case law shows that the special-relationship claim has proved an ineffective avenue for students. However, administrators are advised not to ignore peer sexual-harassment claims. (46 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Journal Articles
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