In an environment wrought with political, emotional, and social issues, educators are asked to use their best judgment when making decisions while also abiding by the law. However, not everyone makes the right decision and lawsuits often follow. Blogger An Audience of One takes education law classes so he knows when and when not to worry if a student threatens to sue.
We live in a litigious society and schools are often at the center of that litigation. I am always aware that as an agent of the state everything I do in the workplace is an official act. If I mess it up a lawsuit could follow. It pays to be very aware of what is going on in the legal system out there. I would really rather finish my career without my name being attached to one of those cases for someone else to study some day.”
Should all educators be required to take education law courses?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.