Town Square

Post a New Topic

KTVU investigates teacher and administrator misconduct

Original post made by KTVU viewer, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on May 18, 2014

A couple of days ago, KTVU began showing an investigative report on the state revoking teaching and administrative credentials.

Here is the video Web Link

They also created a database of names here of teachers who had the credentials revoked or suspended last year. Web Link

They also posted some of the detailed credential revocation and suspension cases here Web Link.

This includes the State revoking a credential for a person bringing weapons and ammunition and keeping them in a vehicle in the parking lot, showing movies that included inappropriate language, soliciting donations for laptops from the parents of the students, asking questions like "Are you on crack?", humiliated a student by the teacher calling the student a "retard" in front of other students, saying to one student "you are being an a**, are you on your period?" in front of the class, sending emails during instructional time, leaving students unsupervised during field trips, directing a student to leave campus during the lunch period to walk home to obtain a cell phone charger for the teacher to use, hitting students, violating students' privacy rights, calling students "stupid," etc.

Individuals with firsthand knowledge of misconduct can use the following complaint form to file a complaint Web Link

Comments (2)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by SpellingPolice
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 19, 2014 at 3:51 pm

> They also created a database of names here of teachers who had the credentials revoked or suspended last year.

Was that supposed to read:
They also created a database of names here of teachers who had THEIR credentials revoked or suspended last year.

Do you guys ever bother to read back and check what you write?


 +   Like this comment
Posted by KTVU Viewer
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 19, 2014 at 9:35 pm

The Committee of Credentials (COC) of the CTC, whose stated purpose is to inspire, educate and protect the students of California, reviews the allegations and may recommend to the Commission adverse action against an existing credential or an application for a credential that a teacher or administrator has not yet received. A person may apply for a credential and never receive it, thus "the" is what I meant to say, not "their."


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Steins, sausage and spaetzle: Mountain View hosts second Oktoberfest
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 3,158 views

Men Are Good For Three Things
By Laura Stec | 37 comments | 2,987 views

Two creative lights depart Palo Alto, leaving diverse legacies
By Jay Thorwaldson | 2 comments | 1,552 views

Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang
By Nick Taylor | 0 comments | 936 views

Slow Your Roll
By Cathy Kirkman | 0 comments | 298 views