Thursday, July 24, 2008

New York Law Revokes Teacher Certs for Sex Crimes

(Albany, New York) New York Gov. David Paterson signed into law measures which automatically revoke the certification of a teacher or other school employee who is convicted of a sex crime involving a student.

Previously, school systems were saddled with a long process costing as much as $150,000 to revoke the credentials of convicted teachers. Some proceedings even had to be held inside prisons.

Thus far, the teachers' unions haven't weighed in but I think it's about time. The process of firing a teacher, when warranted, is way too cumbersome and expensive.

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