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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

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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?

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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."

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