ERIC Number: EJ967345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Due Process and Teacher/Administrator Responsibilities in the United States
Cunniff, Daniel T.
College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, v3 n4 p55-60 2007
This paper addressed the need for continued awareness on the part of Educational Administrators as to their legal responsibilities as instructional leaders and custodians of the students under their supervision. Research revealed that school administrators unknowingly are violating the law everyday. Courts are keeping a close eye on school districts, which ignore the fact that they are acting in place of students' parents and cannot overstep their bounds. The author stressed the fact that it is up to school officials to educate themselves as to their legal responsibilities. The study covered key issues including due process, suspension and expulsion, student searches, and sexual harassment. Case studies were cited and suggestions for litigation avoidance offered.
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment, Courts, Court Litigation, Legal Responsibility, Administrator Responsibility, Administrators, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Instructional Leadership, School Districts, Suspension, Expulsion, Case Studies, Search and Seizure, Federal Legislation, Principals, School Responsibility, Punishment, Individualized Education Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VII; Davis v Monroe County Board of Education; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Goss v Lopez; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Ingraham v Wright; New Jersey v TLO; No Child Left Behind Act 2001