TTAPR on July 25th, 2013

employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Although this is the general rule, there are many exceptions — situations in which you may be able to sue for damages caused by your injuries. For example: If you were injured by a defective product, you might be able to bring a products liability action against the manufacturer of the [...]

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Answer from free law advice: Though your question doesn’t state it outright, I’m going to assume that you were injured on the job, on school property. If that’s the case, then first, you can receive Workers Compensation since you were injured while on the job. In addition, if you want to, you *may* be able [...]

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The Michigan Supreme Court overturned a 2001 decision and loosened the standard for people who want to file some civil lawsuits. The decision gives teachers the standing to take legal action, which had been denied to them in Michigan. In a 4-3 ruling, justices said Lansing teachers had a right to sue the school district [...]

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According to the Oregon Department of Education, the Act “requires State Education Agencies to establish a school choice policy for students attending a persistently dangerous school as defined by the state.” The Act also requires that students “who becomes a victim of a violent criminal offense” be “allowed to attend a safe educational agency, including [...]

Continue reading about OR. Oregon’s Safe School Act – didn’t make schools safe

Oregon high schools’ on-time graduation rate remains mired at 68 percent for the class of 2012, the same as the year before, when Oregon ranked fourth worst in the nation. Oregon schools chief Rob Saxton said he was disappointed by the stubbornly low rate, and then, like most spineless state administrators failed to accept any [...]

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TTAPR on July 8th, 2013

A little off topic, but a good example about the unintended, unanticipated consequences of government picking winners and losers which is what is happening in the restraint industry when unelected government agency bureaucrats implement unlawful policies and try to convince their licensees that they know (NOT) what they are doing.   This story is from [...]

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TTAPR on July 4th, 2013

A 2011 study, “Understanding and Preventing Violence Directed Against Teachers,”reported 80% of about 3,000 K-12 teachers surveyed felt victimized by students, students’ parents or colleagues in the past year. Only 14 studies have been conducted internationally about violence directed at teachers, Espelage wrote in a follow-up report published this year in the journal American Psychologist.   Bullying [...]

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TTAPR on July 4th, 2013

A STUDENT who threatened teachers at a remote Territory school with a tomahawk had to be restrained by six staff and injected with sedatives three times before he calmed down, the NT Education Union has said. NTEU president Matthew Cranitch said teachers were spat on, scratched, bit and hit while restraining the student during the [...]

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A high school teacher intends to press charges against a student this week after she told the York County Sheriff’s Office that the student punched her in the face and threw a cup of urine out of a bus window while on a field trip to Carowinds. The incident happened earlier this month while students [...]

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The number of students in special education across Oregon continues to increas Since 2008-09, the number has risen by 2,727 kids — a 3.3 percent growth rate, which is faster than Oregon’s population growth of 2.6 percent in that period. Much of the increase has been in autism, which continued an upward trend with an [...]

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