Malpractice can also occur in the field of education. Educational malpractice happens when a school system fails to teach every student the basic tenants of the coursework being covered.
Most States have put in place accountability systems and the federal government has its 'no child left behind' program. however, these systems and programs don't always work. Today, children are graduating from high school without having adequate reading, writing and math skills. In other professions, the practitioners would be guilty of malpractice and held responsible in a court of law. Unfortunately, teachers and school system, while having been educated and licensed as professionals, have been mostly immune from educational malpractice accountability.
In cases brought against teachers, school systems and boards of education for educational malpractice, courts have ruled that educational injury is not covered by statute or the cause of the student's deficiency cannot be determined.
Educational professionals should be held accountable for injury to students who are evaluated and passed but didn't gain a reasonable amount of knowledge concerning the course subject. Educational malpractice occurs and is ignored during nearly every public school graduating class.