Educational Malpractice

Zirkel, Perry A.
November 2007
Principal;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p8
The article focuses on "educational malpractice," which is the legal ramifications of teaching methods and examines an elementary school in West Haven, Connecticut as an example. The school used a teaching method based on social skills, which upset three parents who felt their children were suffering from "emotional distress" as a result. The courts' decision is analyzed as are other cases of educational malpractice and the implications of such a case involving special education students.


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