Teacher tenure is job protection for teachers who have been employed as a teacher for one or more years depending on the state. Originally tenure was made to help low-income schools to attract, and keep, good teachers (“Should Teachers Get Tenure”) but it also protects teachers from being fired for political or personal reasons. It also prevents school districts from firing experienced teachers to replace them with less expensive teachers. The crucial issue with teacher tenure is that it is offered to a teacher after only one or so years and requires little additional effort afterwards. Once tenure is given to a teacher there are very brief and rare followups to ensure that the teacher still qualifies for tenure.
The media needs to step in as this unprofessional harassing administrative behavior has been documented all year long. No longer can this be pushed under the rug. Media and lawyers need to be notified and action must take place. Teachers should not live in fear of harassment or false documentations, to lowering observations as personal vendettas are being fulfilled by the observers.
The principal is able to fire a teacher at any time during the probation period. However, once a teacher is tenured, the principal can no longer fire a teacher without just cause. The teacher is then protected by tenure. There are four reasons a teacher may be fired in New Jersey once they are tenured. The reasons include: incapacity, inefficiency, unbecoming conduct and just cause.
Your district must implement a Reduction in Force (RIF) based on declining enrollment and budget cuts. You have recommended a list of teachers from your school to the superintendent. One of the teachers on the list had previously filed an EEOC suit against you alleging discrimination regarding a department chair’s position that she was not awarded. You know that she will allege retaliation as the basis for her layoff.
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized". The 4th amendment was made based on the Founding Fathers experience with the Kings agents and the all purpose rit of assistances that they used abusively. Without the 4th amendment, we would be at the will of the police because they could come into our household, search anything and take whatever they want.
The farmers of the Constitution feared that the American government would abuse their power similar to governments they dealt with in their past. With this in mind, the farmers of the Constitution created unalienable rights for all American citizens to protect us. Public entities are not sanctioned to dismiss rights of people/students whenever they see fit. Consequently, when the state decides to empower public school officials to suspend students without a hearing or notice they are entering in illegal territory.
It was at that moment I had to put my trust in a complete stranger, as they would take care of my child for the next seven hours. I would imagine the parents would contact the administration to seek additional information deeming the teacher as competent. As an administrator I would listen to the concerns of the parents. In addition, I would let them know that all teachers are observed/evaluated to ensure the students are receiving proper instruction.
As such, I am asking all of you to review the facts of the matter and give your recommendation or thoughts. Also, we follow similar procedures to ASU’s SSR and UHB. As a University Hearing Board member, we have followed rules similar to both ASU SSR and UHB in this matter. ASU typically places students under probation status when their suspension status is
Due process is the fair treatment of the judicial system by the Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments. This is the constitutional guarantee that one will be given the opportunity to be heard before they are deprived of their life and (discharge from all restraints or obligations unless convicted). (Schmalleger 631-632) And also guaranteed that the law will not be unfair in anyway and that the government will not in any way deprive any person(s) of their constitutional rights.
Again, all students claimed their rights to the due process clause of the 14th amendment were violated. The major purpose of the due process clause is for a person to be heard. It basically gives a person the chance to defend accusations that are being made against them. It clearly states that students must be given some type of prior notice, and they must be given some type of arena to hear and defend those accusations.
Superintendent Elliott made some errors in this situation. A couple of the errors were responding to the parent complaint without referring him to the proper level and failing to listen to the principal. The complaint that was made by the parent is something that should have been handled by the building principal. Instead of trying to take care of the situation himself the superintendent he should have led the parent to the correct building level channel first to come to allow them the chance to come to a solution. The building principal should have been able to build a stronger school community relation with this parent by being honest and handling his mistake.
Traditional methods of discipline force management to make all the decisions. Is the offense serious enough to warrant a disciplinary transaction? Given the seriousness, what is the appropriate level of punishment? Is the punishment for employee A similar to what we did to B and C in like situations? Then management caucuses, analyzes the available data, and decides what action is most appropriate.
The teacher will use extinction by not asking Carla to complete the work on which she displays her behaviors. The teacher will then be stopping reinforcement to have Carla complete activities in the classroom. Since Carla has some destructive behaviors and they disrupt the other students, her punishment will be that she is placed in time out after her behavior occurrences such as her tantrums. Her timeout will be in the classroom but she will not be able to participate in fun activities. Her timeout will only last a few minutes and the teacher will explain to Carla why she was in time out and that she cannot use destructive behavior during class.