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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