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Professional Rights and Responsibilities
Educators must conduct themselves in a professional manner when dealing with students, administrators and, above all, their fellow professionals. Conflict and professional disagreement can and will happen in the workplace, but it doesn’t have to be negative or damaging. When members respect each other, they continue to gain respect from parents, students, administrators and the public.
See website for more information about teachers rights http://www.enotes.com/everyday-law-encyclopedia/teachers-rights
You have rights
to a safe enviroment
to voice your opinions
to fair treatment
to one year of induction with a mentor.
to a proper assignment, i.e. within your area of certification
to assign grades to students. within policies of a school districts
to a 30-minute duty-free lunch break.
As a member of a bargaining unit, teachers have rights contained in local contracts.
Follow safety rules
Respect the opinion of others
Treat others fairly
Care for all school materials
Observe child abuse and bullying laws
Uphold requirements of the Professional Standards and Practices Act
Keep teaching certificate valid and active
Behave in a manner consistent with MTA's Code of Ethics
Professional Rights and Responsibilities (PR&R) Commission
MTA established a Professional Rights and Responsibilities Commission to provide members with several resources to foster positive, productive workplaces and local associations. The Commission is committed to promoting professional conduct, administering the MTA Code of Ethics of the Education Profession, assisting in the reduction of member conflicts, and guaranteeing Association due process rights.