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Educational Malpractice: One Jurisdiction's Response


by David A. Abel & Lindsay A. Conner 1978

Can a student recover damages from his school district for his failure to learn because of teacher negligence? The California courts have recently offered an answer to this question. The question of recovery in tort for edueationl malpractice was first posed in 1972. A recent high school graduate, alias Peter Doe, filed a complaint with a California superior court, asserting that after thirteen years of regular attendance in the San Francisco public school system he was functionally illiterate.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 77, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 79 Number 5, 1978, p. 248-272
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21574, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 7:08:45 AM

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