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Teachers' Rights

Welcome to FindLaw’s "Teacher's Rights" section, where you can find information and resources on the rights of teachers in public schools. Teachers have basic rights -- such as the right to be free from discrimination based on race, sex, and national origin -- as well as the right to academic freedom to teach without undue restrictions on content or subject matter. Educators, like other employees, also have the right to collectively gather to form teachers’ unions, and we have information on the process of joining teachers’ unions and resolving union conflicts. There are also articles on contracts, tenure, dismissal and much more.