The teacher unions oppose Charter Schools because the legislation does not require compulsory registration of teachers. They argue that the kids are safer with registered teachersâ€¦
A primary school teacher has been arrested and charged with indecently assaulting pupils at the Auckland school where he worked.
It is understood that police from the child protection unit conducted video interviews with pupils aged between 5 and 10.
In at least three interviews, the children’s statements about the circumstances around the alleged offending were almost identical.
When is the Teachers’ Council going to stop acting like a union protecting its own at any costs and start looking after our children?
The Herald usefully summarises:
- In August, Kaitaia man James Parker, 37, pleaded guilty to 49 charges of sexually abusing boys at Pamapuria School
- In July, Papatoetoe High School teacher Damian Christopher Gillard, 43, was suspended after police charged him with a raft of sex and drug-related offending in connection with seven young women.
- In September, teacher aide Kevin Dean McMillian, 19, was to serve an 18-month intensive supervision order and 200 hours of community work for offending that included exchanging more than 400 text messages, many of a sexual nature, with a 13-year-old girl.