The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Teachers
Issues of Employment and Instruction
- Allan G. Osborne, Jr. - Snug Harbor Community School (Retired), Quincy, Massachusetts
- Charles J. Russo - University of Dayton, USA
School Law & Ethics
"Now teachers have an absolute desk reference that could be called 'How to Stay in the Classroom and Out of the Courtroom!"
—John Casper, District Achievement Gap Coordinator
Kentucky Department of Education
"Reading this book is the next best thing to taking a class on education law. It could well serve as the resource for such a class!"
—Deanna Brunlinger, Science Teacher
Elkhorn Area High School, WI
Everything teachers need to know about education law
Do you know what you can and can't do and say in your school? Most teacher education programs offer little, if any, instruction on education law. When teachers need advice regarding employment or instructional issues, they may find the search frustrating, time-consuming, or costly. Teachers will find the answers to their most frequently asked legal questions in this easy-to-read book. Key topics include:
- Certification, tenure, evaluation, and dismissal
- Collective bargaining and teacher contracts
- Constitutional rights of teachers
- Discrimination and harassment
- Academic freedom
- Grading policy and integrity of student records
- Copyright law
Also covered are tort liability, teachers' responsibilities regarding the safety and well-being of their students, and teachers' protection from defamation. Educators will find practical suggestions, vignettes, and summaries of judicial opinions with real-world applications. Don't wait for a problem to arise. Read this book and be prepared.
"Now teachers have an absolute desk-reference that could be called 'How to Stay in the Classroom and Out of the Courtroom!'"
"A clear understanding of rights and obligations allows teachers to approach their jobs with confidence, and will allay any fears based on rumor or misconceptions of the law."
"Reading this book is the next best thing to taking a class on educational law. It could well serve as the resource for such a class!"
"Uses real-world applications and issues to apply legal concepts and tested decisions to the entire educator environment. Chapters are packed with legal references and anotations for further research and clarifications."