A Legal Analysis of Litigation Against Mississippi Educators and School Systems Under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act

A Legal Analysis of Litigation Against Mississippi Educators and School Systems Under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act

Date: May 2013
Creator: Kriesel-Hall, Sara B.
Description: This dissertation analyzes court cases involving tort claims filed against Mississippi public schools and their employees under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act. The question addressed was: How have the Mississippi courts interpreted the Mississippi Tort Claims Act in litigation against Mississippi school districts and their employees? The intent of this dissertation is to add to the understanding of the legal concept of sovereign immunity as it has been applied to public schools and their employees. This study's focus centers on litigation in the state of Mississippi involving school districts. Chapter 2 provides a historical summary of sovereign immunity (also known as governmental immunity) in the United States and the state of Mississippi up to the enactment of the Mississippi Tort Claims Act as well as an overview of general legal concepts involved in tort claims. Chapter 3 explains the research design and methodology used. This dissertation relied on legal principles of research and document analysis used in the legal profession. Chapter 4 consists of a thorough analysis of published case law brought before the Mississippi courts pertaining to the Mississippi Tort Claims Act and public school systems and their employees. Finally, chapter 5 describes the key findings of the analysis ...
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To Determine the Varying Degrees of Growth in Worthy Civic Attitudes and in Scientific Thinking Attained by Students in the Secondary School

To Determine the Varying Degrees of Growth in Worthy Civic Attitudes and in Scientific Thinking Attained by Students in the Secondary School

Date: August 1939
Creator: Cagle, Claudia
Description: This thesis determines the growth of scientific thinking and civic attitudes attained by students in the Grandfalls Royalty High School in West Texas.
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To Determine Whether or Not the Colleges of Texas are Preparing their Students of Industrial Arts to Teach Effectively in the High Schools of Texas

To Determine Whether or Not the Colleges of Texas are Preparing their Students of Industrial Arts to Teach Effectively in the High Schools of Texas

Date: June 1939
Creator: Farmer, Joe Harold
Description: This is a study to determine whether the colleges of Texas are preparing their students of industrial arts to teach effectively in the high schools of Texas. The objectives of this study are to draw conclusions as to whether or not the colleges of Texas are preparing their students of industrial arts to teach effectively in the modern high schools; to show the training of industrial arts teachers; and to determine to what extent industrial arts are offered in the high schools of Texas.
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A Survey of the Physical Education Programs for Girls in the Affiliated Schools within a Radius of Sixty Miles of Denton Texas

A Survey of the Physical Education Programs for Girls in the Affiliated Schools within a Radius of Sixty Miles of Denton Texas

Date: June 1939
Creator: Morriss, May
Description: A survey of the physical education programs for high school girls near Denton, Texas to determine the extent of compliance with state law for physical education, the facilities for the program, training of the teachers, type of physical education program, and teaching load of physical education teachers.
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Federal Aid to Education

Federal Aid to Education

Date: August 1938
Creator: Wood, Andrew J.
Description: This thesis measures the degree to which the Federal Government has assisted formal education for children in the united States.
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The Certification of Teachers in Texas

The Certification of Teachers in Texas

Date: August 1939
Creator: Lowe, Frank Jr.
Description: This study examines the developmental history of teacher's certifications in Texas as a means to highlight needed improvements.
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A Study of the Ratio of Achievement of Factual Material to the Ability to Learn of Intermediate Children when Taught the Seperate Subjects as Compared with Those Taught in Correlated Core Area Fields

A Study of the Ratio of Achievement of Factual Material to the Ability to Learn of Intermediate Children when Taught the Seperate Subjects as Compared with Those Taught in Correlated Core Area Fields

Date: August 1939
Creator: Jones, W. Prentiss
Description: This study used achievement and the ability to learn to measure the success of two teaching methods. One method focused on factual information alone and the other related material to specific subjects. of the ratio of achievement of factual material to the ability to learn of intermediate children when taught the separate subjects as compared with those taught in correlated core area fields.
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An Analysis of the Adequacy of the Health Program in Certain Texas High Schools

An Analysis of the Adequacy of the Health Program in Certain Texas High Schools

Date: June 1939
Creator: Heizer, Richmond P.
Description: This thesis examines the state of Texas high school health programs using federal standards first established seven years previously.
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Educational Performance: Texas Open Enrollment Charter High Schools Compared to Traditional Public High Schools

Educational Performance: Texas Open Enrollment Charter High Schools Compared to Traditional Public High Schools

Date: December 2012
Creator: Jackson, Nokomis “Butch,” Jr.
Description: The study examined mathematics and English student achievement, attendance rates, dropout rates, and expenditures per pupil for Texas high school students in both open-enrollment charter schools and traditional public high schools for the 2009–2010 school year. All data were assembled using archived information found at the Texas Education Agency (TEA). This information included the TEA report entitled Texas Open Enrollment Charter Schools Evaluation; TEA Snapshot Yearly Report; and Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) data files. Microsoft Excel (Version 2010) was used to randomly select traditional public high schools categorized as Title 1 and non-Title 1 for comparison with Title 1 and non-Title 1 open-enrollment charter high schools. The IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) (IBM Statistics Version 20) was used for a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) conducted between one independent variable (charter or traditional school) and five dependent variables (mathematics exit-level TAKS scores, English exit-level TAKS scores, attendance rates, dropout rates, and expenditures per pupil). Traditional public high school students had higher or better average mean values than charter schools for mathematics exit-level TAKS scores, English exit-level TAKS scores, attendance rates, dropout rates, and expenditures per pupil. The ANOVA found that four of the five dependent variables ...
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A Study to Determine Why Students Withdraw From High Schools in Freestone County.

A Study to Determine Why Students Withdraw From High Schools in Freestone County.

Date: August 1939
Creator: Welmaker, Henry Edward.
Description: A study to determine why students withdrew from high wchools in Freestone county.
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