Teachers don't feel comfortable disciplining students because of possible lawsuits, Daniels and Zoeller said. Teachers would essentially be given the same qualified immunity status as state police or government officials, they said.
"Quality education cannot start until order prevails, and as of today Indiana has the strongest law protecting teachers against unruly students, unreasonable parents, and lawyers of all kinds," Daniels said. "This essentially eliminates the ability to sue a teacher or school acting in good faith, and ends the threat of legal harassment, except in the most extreme of circumstances."
Daniels described "good faith" as anything that doesn't involve a personal vendetta against a child.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Governor gives teachers more legal protection
Elimination? Maybe and maybe not. Maybe three days of fighting some sort of virus, I am just not in a very optimistic frame of mind.