The Labour party opposed charter schools on the basis that there was no requirement for compulsory registration of teachers at them.
They claimed that registration was there to protect children.
Yet every week a registered teacher is before the courts for crimes against children that registration was supposed to protect them from.
An Auckland teacher who chatted online about sexually violating a schoolgirl and bringing her along to a group sex session to “let everyone have a go at a young girl” has been de-registered.
Neale Howe was convicted after an October 2013 arrest for making an objectionable publication under the Films Videos and Publications Classifications Act 1993.
He was caught after he chatted on an online dating website to a woman who was organising a group sex event.
His graphic and sexually explicit conversations — most of which are too graphic to publish — were outlined in a police summary of facts included in a Teachers Council decision.
Over several conversations, the teacher boasted about being in a sexual relationship with a girl, saying he was currently having sex with a 15-year-old.¬† Read more »