The real reason for this article is found in the recognition that good law is generally a guide to good conduct. School people ought to know as much about what the law dictates in respect to conduct toward children under their supervision as they know about the teachings of psychology. Before getting directly into the discussion, it seems appropriate to stress that there is nothing in tort law which makes teachers or admin- istrators the insurers of the safety of children. Accidents will continue to happen which cause injury to children in school. If, however, the teacher or administrator has not fallen down in a responsibility which he owes to the injured child, the law does not blame the teacher for the accident.
Reynolds C. Seitz,
Tort Liability of Teachers and Administrators for Negligent Conduct toward Pupils,
20 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol20/iss3/13