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This paper takes a look at employment opportunities in the field of education, specifically discussing the issues surrounding teachers' employment in light of affirmative action and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) laws. First, the paper gives a general background of equal opportunity laws, presenting an explanation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The author then points out how the ADA affects teacher's with disabilities in being hired by school districts. The paper continues by describing how affirmative actions has changed hiring practices for teachers. The paper concludes by stating that these laws have changed educational hiring practice, mostly for the good.
From the Paper:"As the country has grown and developed, fair employment practices for all levels of employees have been developed, and this holds true for the teaching profession, as well. As two education legal experts note, "The law concerning the school's treatment of its employees emanates from many sources--state and federal constitutional provisions, state and federal statutes, and the common law" (Imber & Geel, 2004, p. 169). However, even though many different areas of law apply to education, that does not mean that teachers enjoy all the same employment safeguards that many other professions enjoy."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Imber, M., & Geel, T. V. (2004). A teacher's guide to education law. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Kavey, M. (2003). Private voucher schools and the First Amendment right to discriminate. Yale Law Journal, 113(3), 743+.
- Menashi, S. (2002). The church-state tangle: School choice and religious autonomy. Policy Review. 37+.
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