Legal aspects of teacher tenure laws, teacher incompetency and due process

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Edward Ray Lakey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: This study attempts to identify and clarify the protective aspects to teachers of state tenure laws and of the Constitution of the United States as well as to aid school boards and administrators in the identification of teacher incompetency, per definitions and rulings of the courts. This process involved in-depth study of tenure laws of the fifty states with regard to grounds for dismissal, personnel included, year of employment in which tenure is granted, steps in the dismissal proceedings, requirements of a formal hearing, sources of appeal, and who initiates dismissal proceedings. Also considered in the study were the purposes of the laws, their general development, and legislative powers relative to them. An extensive search was made for relevant cases which have come before the courts of the United States. Case citations were located by consulting The American Digest System, American Law Reports Annotated, The National Reporter System, and other legal bibliographical aids. Study of these cases proved that courts have upheld the legality of teacher tenure laws.

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Language: English
Date: 1976
Teachers $x Tenure $z United States
Teachers $x Legal status, laws, etc. $z United States
Due process of law $z United States

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