M11 REGULAR DISCUSSION
While laws and court decisions may guarantee you certain rights as a teacher, like all guarantees, they take effect only when they are pursued. You may need to decide if, when, or how to pursue your rights is a key practical question that you may have to confront more than once in your career. Often, if these issues are confronted with skill, your rights are protected without ever going to court. In some cases, teachers simply choose to ignore the violation of their rights. But in any case, the bottom line is always the same: violation of teacher rights are general and abstract; decisions on if and how to protect those rights are quite personal and practical.
In each of the following four cases, indicate:
(1) the legal protection (i.e., does the situation reflect a violation of teacher rights);
(2) what you would choose to do if you were personally confronted by this issue.