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Academic Freedom
The right of teachers to choose both content and teaching methods based on thier professional judgement.
Affirmative Action
A collection of policies and procedures designed to overcome past racial, ethnic, gender, and disability discrimination.
Buckley Amendment
Another name for the Family Educational RIghts and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal act that makes school records open and accessible to parents.
Copyright Laws
Federal laws designed to protect the intellectual property of authors, which includes printed matter, videos, computer software, and various other types of original work.
Establishment Clause
First Amendment clause that prohibits the establishment of a national religion in the United States.
Fair Use Guidelines
POlicies that specify limitations in the use of copyrighted materials for educational purposes.
Free Exercise Clause
First Ammendment clasue that prohibits the government from interfering with individuals' rights to hols religiousbeliefs and freely practice religion.
In Loco Parentis
Legal prinicple that requires teachers to use the same judgement and care as parents in protecting the children under their supervision.
Licensure
The process by which a state evaluates the credentials of prospective teachers to ensure that they have achieved satisfactory levels of teaching competence and are morally fit to work with youth.
Negligence
A teacher's or other school employee's failure to exercise sufficient care in protecting students from injury.
Professional Ethics
A set of moral standards for professional behavior.
Teaching Contract
A legal employment agreement between a teacher and a local school board.
Tenure
A legal safeguard that provides job security by preventing teacher dismissal without cause.