We live in a litigious society. As an educator or school employee, you should be keenly aware that professional liability insurance is critical because district coverage may not protect you individually. It is dangerous and potentially career-threatening if you enter a public-school classroom without liability or legal protection. Professional Educators of Tennessee handles legal issues … Continue reading We Offer Excellent Legal Protection for Educators in Tennessee
Consistently in polling, educators refer to the heavy workload as being a major factor to why they leave the education profession. Today educators must also exercise a higher duty of care than most other professionals. Teachers face exposure to liability much greater than does the average citizen. Teacher burnout is actually an international epidemic. Nearly … Continue reading Parent Dress Up
Christy Ballard is the long time General Counsel of Tennessee Department of Education. Nobody in the state knows Education Law or Ethics in Tennessee better than Christy Ballard. And she shares her vast knowledge.
Have educators achieved all that was intended from the passing of the Professional Educators Collaborative Conferencing Act of 2011 (PECCA) and the required training? No. And it is time to assess our progress and adjust the legislation. Let’s examine TCA § 49-5-601 which contains the statement of purpose for PECCA. First, PECCA is about education, … Continue reading The Intent and Spirit of Collaborative Conferencing