Landmark Cases That Changed Education

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Spanierman v. Hughes …………………………………………………………………………………………….

New Jersey v. T.L.O. ……………………………………………………………………………………………….

Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier ………………………………………………………………..

Christensen v. Royal School District No. 160 …………………………………………………………..

References and Works Cited ………………………………………………………………………………..

Spanierman v. Hughes, 576 F. Supp. 2d. 292. (D. Conn. 2008)

Jeffrey Spanierman, a teacher at Emmett O’Brien High School in Ansonia, Connecticut, created a MySpace page for the purpose of communicating with his students regarding homework, learn more about the student’s personal interest and to conduct casual, non-school related discussions. (Neuberger, 2008) A colleague visited the page and was concerned with some of the content---pictures of nude men captioned with inappropriate comments and personal conversations between Mr. Spanierman and the students. The colleague spoke to Spanierman and convinced him to remove the page arguing that it was disruptive to students. Spanierman complied, but went on to create a new profile page with similar content. The colleague learned of the new page and immediately reported her findings to the school administration. The administration went on to place Spanierman on administrative leave and ultimately declined his teaching contract for the upcoming school term. (Neuberger, 2008) In the case of Spanierman v. Hughes, 576 F. Supp. 2d, 292, the Plantiff, Jeffrey Spanierman was hired on January 2, 2003 as an English teacher at Emmett O’Brien High School, a school within the Connecticut Technical High School System, in Ansonia, Connecticut. In regards to the case: (1) Abagail Hughes was the Superintendent of the Connecticut Technical High School System; (2) Anne Druzolowski was the Assistant Superintendent and (3) Lisa Hylwa was principal of…...

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