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Title

  • Main Title Analysis of Qualified Immunity for Texas Public School Professional Employees as Interpreted by the Texas Courts

Creator

  • Author: Carman, John Nathaniel
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Fossey, Richard
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Bullock, Lyndal
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Stromberg, Linda
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2009-05
  • Digitized: 2009-09-17

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This dissertation analyzed Texas appellate court decisions relating to whether educators' actions were incident to or within the scope of duties and involved the exercise of judgment or discretion in cases involving defamation, motor vehicle exceptions, and excessive force in discipline exceptions. The questions addressed were: (1) How have the Texas appellate courts interpreted Texas Education Code Section 22.051 in litigation against teachers and school administrators for defamation? (2) How have the Texas appellate courts interpreted Texas Education Code Section 22.051 in litigation against teachers and school administrators for injury to students when plaintiffs have sued Texas educator under the motor vehicle exception to the educator immunity law? (3) How have the Texas appellate courts interpreted Texas Education Code Section 22.051 in litigation against teachers and school administrators under the excessive force in discipline exception to the educator immunity law? This dissertation utilized legal research as its methodology. Chapter 3 examines literature with regard to qualified immunity for Texas public school professional employees and discusses the limitations placed upon qualified immunity. Chapter 4 is a comprehensive study of the cases decided by Texas courts involving alleged defamation of students or others by teachers and school administrators. Chapter 5 is a comprehensive study of the cases decided by Texas courts involving the alleged negligent use of motor vehicles by professional public school employees. Chapter 6 is a comprehensive study of the cases decided by Texas courts involving the alleged use of excessive force in disciplining students. Chapter 7 discusses the findings of the analysis of cases as well as the implied limitations regarding qualified immunity of teachers and school administrators.

Subject

  • Keyword: defamation
  • Keyword: qualified immunity
  • Keyword: public school employee immunity
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Administrative responsibility -- Texas.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Texas -- Officials and employees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Civil service -- Texas.

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Carman, John Nathaniel
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 449203796
  • UNT Catalog No.: b3795444
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc9857

Degree

  • Degree Name: Doctor of Education
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Discipline: Educational Administration
  • Academic Department: Department of Teacher Education and Administration
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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