According to a story in USA TODAY … Some school educators who find themselves faced with a teacher who has committed sexual misconduct with a student, will draw up a “settlement” arrangement with the family involved, silencing the family from speaking out, or a future law suit. The teacher involved is then free to go to a different school district for employment, confident that a “reference call” will not turn up his despicable actions during previous employment.
This process is called … “Passing the trash.”
(Excerpt from this story)
“Though passing the trash can be the most expeditious way for a school district to rid itself of a bad teacher — often helping avoid the cost of lawsuits or the burden of fighting teachers unions at termination hearings — the consequences for students can be devastating.
In an ongoing federal lawsuit, a former student testified that New Mexico elementary school teacher Gary Gregor repeatedly touched her legs in class and invited her to sleep in his bed with him. Gregor, who has denied the allegations in the civil suit, resigned from another school district where he was accused of engaging in similar behavior. He declined to comment due to the pending litigation.
“I was a little girl. I thought I could trust adults, right?” the former student said in a deposition. “I can’t trust anyone.” “
We don’t want situations like this to happen with our children. We certainly don’t want our children to not “trust anyone.” We want them to trust YOU … their parent or guardian.
Please talk with your children as early as possible about child predators! You need to start early. Child predators are everywhere … and, they … start early.
“Together, we are pulling out the weeds!”
Debbie Barth: 01/04/2017 at 5:34:03 pm EDT
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