I’ll bet he was registered, Teachers’ Council continues to protect sex predators

Both the PPTA and NZEI have new presidents, both women, Angela Roberts and Judith Nowatraski.

Will they be smart enough to realise that the unions have no credibility until they speak out loudly and clearly on every example of teacher accountability such as below.

Two women who accused a male teacher of having sex with them failed in a bid to have their complaint heard in public.

The two former students of the man applied to the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal in 2011 for a public hearing of their case. They said they’d suffered serious consequences at his hands and a public hearing could force authorities to lay criminal charges. 

But the tribunal’s then chairman Kenneth Johnson declined their wish saying they’d not put forward a strong enough case. The hearing went ahead in private, as is usual, and a finding has not yet been released.

As highlighted by the Herald on Sunday last week, even publishing details of this decision is breaking the tribunal’s rules.

Or will they do what Duff and Leckie have done and look the other way.

Protecting their own is what this looks like. I’ll bet you the teacher in question is a union member…further I’ll bet he was registered too.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.