2,500 Teachers Punished For Sexual Misconduct

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An Associated Press investigation found more than 2,500 cases over five years in which educators were punished for actions from bizarre to sadistic.

There are 3 million public school teachers nationwide, most devoted to their work. Yet the number of abusive educators - nearly three for every school day - speaks to a much larger problem in a system that is stacked against victims.

Most of the abuse never gets reported. Those cases reported often end with no action. Cases investigated sometimes can't be proven, and many abusers have several victims.

And no one - not the schools, not the courts, not the state or federal governments - has found a surefire way to keep molesting teachers out of classrooms.

Those are the findings of an AP investigation in which reporters sought disciplinary records in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The result is an unprecedented national look at the scope of sex offenses by educators - the very definition of breach of trust.

The seven-month investigation found 2,570 educators whose teaching credentials were revoked, denied, surrendered or sanctioned from 2001 through 2005 following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Young people were the victims in at least 1,801 of the cases, and more than 80 percent of those were students. At least half the educators who were punished by their states also were convicted of crimes related to their misconduct.

The findings draw obvious comparisons to sex abuse scandals in other institutions, among them the Roman Catholic Church. A review by America's Catholic bishops found that about 4,400 of 110,000 priests were accused of molesting minors from 1950 through 2002.


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AP 2 500 teachers punished in 5 years for sexual misconduct Content Seattle News Weather Sports Breaking News KOMO News

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An Associated Press investigation found more than 2,500 cases over five years in which educators were punished for actions from bizarre to sadistic.

There are 3 million public school teachers nationwide, most devoted to their work. Yet the number of abusive educators - nearly three for every school day - speaks to a much larger problem in a system that is stacked against victims.

Most of the abuse never gets reported. Those cases reported often end with no action. Cases investigated sometimes can't be proven, and many abusers have several victims.

And no one - not the schools, not the courts, not the state or federal governments - has found a surefire way to keep molesting teachers out of classrooms.

Those are the findings of an AP investigation in which reporters sought disciplinary records in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The result is an unprecedented national look at the scope of sex offenses by educators - the very definition of breach of trust.

The seven-month investigation found 2,570 educators whose teaching credentials were revoked, denied, surrendered or sanctioned from 2001 through 2005 following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Young people were the victims in at least 1,801 of the cases, and more than 80 percent of those were students. At least half the educators who were punished by their states also were convicted of crimes related to their misconduct.

The findings draw obvious comparisons to sex abuse scandals in other institutions, among them the Roman Catholic Church. A review by America's Catholic bishops found that about 4,400 of 110,000 priests were accused of molesting minors from 1950 through 2002.


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Dayum.

I started a thread somewhere wondering how prevalent it was.
 

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Tenure. Gotta luv it.
Like any well intention thing in this country, tenure has been well abused.
Serious question, who - other than teachers and their unions of course - benefits positively from tenure at all?
It is designed to protect good teachers from capricious firings.

If a community gets to keep a good teacher because that teacher can't be fired to open a job for a new football coach, the community benefits too.
 
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Tenure. Gotta luv it.
Like any well intention thing in this country, tenure has been well abused.
Serious question, who - other than teachers and their unions of course - benefits positively from tenure at all?
It is designed to protect good teachers from capricious firings.

If a community gets to keep a good teacher because that teacher can't be fired to open a job for a new football coach, the community benefits too.
Good teachers don't get fired capriciously .

How many millions a year does NYC spend in salaries for teachers who report to a classroom and sit there all day long because no one wants them near kids, yet they can't be fired.

One would love to see on the news some time that that particular room caught on fire and burned to the ground with no survivors.
 

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Tenure. Gotta luv it.
Like any well intention thing in this country, tenure has been well abused.
Serious question, who - other than teachers and their unions of course - benefits positively from tenure at all?
It is designed to protect good teachers from capricious firings.

If a community gets to keep a good teacher because that teacher can't be fired to open a job for a new football coach, the community benefits too.
Wrong. It is to ensure the retention of favored teachers and teachers who are related to other teachers/administrators, who attend a certain church, or who "know" someone in a place of importance. The education system is fraught with nepotism, cronyism, and favoritism.

Mrs. H. was one of the best damn teachers at her school. When she was eligible for tenure, she was fired. It's a very close-knit school system of buddy-buddy I'll pat your back. They are all the same.
 

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This is an unsupported, and obviously sophomoric statement: Good teachers don't get fired capriciously .
 
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Tenure. Gotta luv it.
Like any well intention thing in this country, tenure has been well abused.
Serious question, who - other than teachers and their unions of course - benefits positively from tenure at all?
It's your question. Answer it.
You are a dumb fuck
Answer your own question, chico.
 
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Well it seems that no one cares about the kids being abused.
 

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A second dumb statement: Well it seems that no one cares about the kids being abused.

Annie, how did you come to that conclusion?
 
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A second dumb statement: Well it seems that no one cares about the kids being abused.

Annie, how did you come to that conclusion?
I would guess that she came to that conclusion by the fact that no one commented about the kids. Instead you were an idiot, someone else chimed in about tenure, and another idiot tried to shift the conversation to one about the Catholic Church
 
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Tenure. Gotta luv it.
Like any well intention thing in this country, tenure has been well abused.
Serious question, who - other than teachers and their unions of course - benefits positively from tenure at all?
It is designed to protect good teachers from capricious firings.

If a community gets to keep a good teacher because that teacher can't be fired to open a job for a new football coach, the community benefits too.
Actually it was to allow 'vetted qualified' teachers to teach without fear of being capriciously fired for topics and methods. Considering today that most teaching is scripted, little chance of much original teaching in the traditional public schools.
 

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