Refusing to Write Letters of Recommendation

TitleRefusing to Write Letters of Recommendation
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsLadenson, R
Keywordsprofessional , professional responsibility , secondary , Secondary Education
AbstractAs part of a union contract dispute, teachers in Verona, New Jersey conducted a job action that involved refusing to participate in any activities not specifically required under the collective bargaining agreement with the local school board, including refusing to write letters of recommendation for students applying to go to college. Is this action morally justifiable?
NotesCase study from the February 3, 1996 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Robert Ladenson, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1996.
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