ERIC Number: EJ985268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Reference Count: 0
Mandatory Arbitration: Weighing the Pros and Cons
Settenbrino, Susan D.
School Business Affairs, v78 n5 p8-10 May 2012
When big businesses enter into mandatory arbitration agreements with consumers, the large companies typically tout the fairness while the individual is left feeling cheated. Now that mandatory arbitration clauses are finding their way into more and more contracts signed by school systems, school boards and district administrators are realizing that mandatory arbitration, while marketed as fair, timely, and efficient, has serious downsides. Mandatory arbitration can be beneficial if all parties ensure fair practices. In this article, the author discusses the pros and cons of mandatory arbitration and its best practices.
Descriptors: Contracts, Arbitration, Best Practices, Grievance Procedures, School Business Relationship, Educational Administration, Performance Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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