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Hodges, V. Pauline; Johnson, William H. – 1981
Basic skills teachers have a legal and moral responsibility to instruct students in reading, writing, and mathematics. The obligations of teachers and principals are extensions of the legal responsibility assumed by the state and local boards of education and practitioners' professional and moral responsibilities. Teachers and principals are…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrator Role, Basic Skills, Court Litigation
Hodges, V. Pauline; Johnson, William H. – 1982
Public criticism of the quality of education implies that teachers need a legal mandate to teach students to read and write. But while teachers may sometimes forget that transmitting knowledge of the English language is their most important function and that every child has the right to learn the language regardless of preconceived notions,…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction