While Chippy is trying to end Charter Schools, he might like to close this one too

Chris Hipkins wants to end charter schools, despite never even visiting one, ostensibly because he says that kids aren’t safe at the schools…and, because of the risk of unregistered teachers, they should be closed down.

While he is trying to pass that legislation, he might like to add an amendment to close this school in Hamilton where a registered teacher gave a student a blowie.

A Hamilton high school teacher has resigned from her job after she allegedly performed oral sex on a Year 13 boy the same night as his school leavers’ dinner.

The dinner was held in November and the teacher allegedly performed the act on the boy the same night, but not at the venue.

The schoolboy complained to the school but no action was taken.

A source said the student then presented a sworn affidavit to the school board.

The incident was witnessed by other students and it was widely discussed among senior students and on social media.

The teacher is now reportedly under investigation by the Education Council.

Why is it so hard to get schools to act on sexual predators? Why do the schools and the teacher unions protect these people?

Clearly, Hipkins’ rationale that teacher registration protects the kids is a fantasy.

The principal and board chair told Fairfax they could not comment on the matter, that it was inappropriate to do so while the investigation was ongoing.

Education Council spokesman Andrew Greig said the teacher “has undertaken not to teach” while she was being investigated.

“It would be improper and unfair to comment further because the investigation is active and we don’t want to predetermine any outcomes.”

The principal and board should be hounded to explain why they ignored a complaint.

Chris Hipkins’ claims about risk to children from unregistered teachers is a joke. His bill should be cancelled and, instead, focused on closing state schools where kids are at risk from registered teachers.

 

– NZ Herald

 


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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. 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.

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