Legal aspects of teacher dismissal for immorality on grounds of sexual misconduct

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Margaret Karen Allen (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: Throughout the history of American education, the character and conduct of public school teachers have been of great concern to parents and the general public. Because of their daily contact with impressionable young people, teachers are expected to abide by a strict moral code of conduct despite the liberalization of sexual mores that has occurred during the last two decades. The purpose of this study was to provide current information for practicing school officials faced with the decision to dismiss teachers for immorality on grounds of sexual misconduct. The questions answered by this study involved the status of immorality as a cause for dismissal in both the state statutes and the judicial system; trends and patterns in judicial decisions; and guidelines for administrators and school board members to use in dismissal decisions.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Teachers $x Legal status, laws, etc.
Teachers $x Dismissal of
Teachers $x Sexual behavior

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