The Labour party and teacher unions say that one of the reasons they oppose charter schools is because teachers won’t be registered…they say this puts kids at risk.
Yet every week we see cases where presumably registered teachers are still before classroom despite appalling personal behaviour including sex offences, fraud and embezzlement. Today in the Herald is yet another story about a dodgy registered teacher maintaining their job and registration despite violence towards children.
A teacher who reprimanded pupils by pulling ears and tapping their hands with a ruler, has been allowed to stay in the classroom after completing anger management classes – but two other teachers have been struck off in Teachers’ Council disciplinary decisions released today.
The female teacher who kept her job was the subject of six complaints from parents between 2005 and 2011. All involved allegations of inappropriate discipline. Read more »