Fed-up middle-schoolers force Seattle school to remove abusive teacher

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Students at Washington Middle School last week did what parents and administrators have failed to do for years: remove a dangerously abusive and demeaning teacher from the classroom. They’re hoping he never comes back. But union work rules and bureaucratic barriers baked into Seattle Public Schools and most other public school systems have allowed teacher […]

Pervy teachers lose licenses, face charges for soliciting nude images and videos from students

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Horny teachers are preying on high school students through social media, soliciting nude images and videos from naïve teens that are costing some their careers. South Carolina’s Department of Education suspended the teaching certificate for Battery Creek High School teacher Ryan Jackson last month after learning of allegations of “inappropriate communications” with a 17-year-old female […]

NEA, AFT remain silent as states move to ban secret union deals that protect pedophile school employees

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

LAS VEGAS – After years of legislative inaction, schools in several states are starting the year with new laws to guard against an epidemic of educators sexually abusing students. The changes are spurred in part by a federal directive that forces states to address major contributing factors, including secret union deals that allow educators accused […]

TX investigates more than 300 accusations of teacher-student sex in FY 2017

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Education Agency, the investigative unit for the state’s education department, opened more than 300 cases into educator sexual misconduct with students in fiscal year 2017 – 32 percent more than the year before. The TEA launched a total of 302 investigations into allegations of inappropriate relationships between school employees and […]

Union fights to save job of Vegas teacher caught viewing porn in class

By Victor Skinner on Friday, August 11th, 2017

LAS VEGAS – Nevada’s statewide teachers union and the Clark County Education Association that represents Las Vegas teachers are pointing fingers at each other over a grievance case for a member fired for watching porn in class. Last week an arbitrators upheld the Clark County School District’s decision to fire Northwest Career and Technical Academy […]

NJ sex ed teacher loses license after hands-on lessons with teen student

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

HACKENSACK, N.J. – A former New Jersey sex education instructor lost his teaching license last month – a year after he was sentenced to prison for taking a hands-on approach with a 16-year-old female student. Donald DeWitt, 66, taught biology and human sexuality at Bergen County Academies until he was arrested in April 2015, shortly […]

REPORT: VA teacher accused of sex assault on student resigned to land new job in MD district

By Victor Skinner on Saturday, August 5th, 2017

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – Parents with children at Thomas Johnson Middle School recently received a startling lesson about the educational practice known as “passing the trash” that’s putting students at risk of sexual assault. An NBC Washington investigation into Thomas Johnson assistant principal Zelvin Staten revealed he was accused of sexually abusing a third grade […]

Will MA teachers union fight bill to ban sex with students?

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

BOSTON – Massachusetts lawmakers are considering legislation to crack down on educators who sexually abuse students by outlawing all relationships, including those who meet the age of consent. State Sen. Joan Lovely introduced Senate Bill 295 to address student-teacher relationships involving students between the ages of 16 and 19 – students who meet the legal […]

TX approves new laws aimed at cracking down on educators who sexually abuse students

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, May 11th, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas House gave final approval Tuesday to legislation that will impose a two-year felony on school administrators who do not report allegations of improper student-teacher relationships, and will task schools with crafting policies for online communications. Senate Bill 7 is aimed at cracking down on an epidemic of educators caught sexually […]

TX investigates 159 educator-student sex cases this school year — over 80 since January!

By Victor Skinner on Monday, April 17th, 2017

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Texas seems to be on pace to match or exceed last year’s record of 222 investigations into allegations of educators in inappropriate relationships with students. The Texas Education Agency, which investigates educator misconduct, has opened 159 cases so far in the 2016-17 school year, including more than 80 in 2017 alone, […]

Pregnant TX teacher charged for sex with student last summer

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, March 30th, 2017

TROPHY CLUB, Texas – Police believe pregnant Texas middle school teacher Katherine Ruth Harper’s relationship with a 15-year-old student evolved from exchanging nude pictures to multiple sex romps last summer. Harper, a 27-year-old English teacher at Tidwell Middle School in Roanoke, was charged with improper relationship between an educator and student last week after a […]

TX unions fight bill to track teachers accused of sex with students

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, March 30th, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas teachers unions are expressing “concerns” about a bill designed to crack down on the epidemic of educators sexually abusing students. State Rep. Tony Dale introduced House Bill 218 last year, but lawmakers did not take up the issue until the House Committee on Public Education heard testimony last week. The bill […]

Student: Teacher offered extra credit to attend anti-Trump rallies

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

HOUSTON – Houston Independent School District officials are investigating a teacher for allegedly offering extra credit for students who attend anti-Trump rallies and assaulting at least one student. Student Christian McKneely and his family held a press conference in front of Sterling High School alongside community activist Quanell X to expose his teacher’s political bias, […]

TX teacher impregnated by 13-year-old student sentenced to 10 years in prison

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – A Texas teacher who had sex almost daily with a 13-year-old student and became pregnant with his child was sentenced to a decade in prison on Friday. Former Stovall Middle School teacher Alexandria Vera, 24, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child last year as part of a plea agreement […]

TX probes 56 new cases of inappropriate student-teacher relationships in last three months

By Victor Skinner on Monday, December 19th, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas is investigating more teachers for sexual relationships with students than ever before, including 56 new cases in the last three months. The Texas Education Agency – the state agency tasked with education related investigations – opened 56 cases involving inappropriate relationships between teachers and students between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30 […]

TX investigates record number of teacher-student sex cases — 1,100!

By Victor Skinner on Friday, September 23rd, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Education Agency is requesting help from the state legislature to deal with a record number of teachers sexually abusing their students. The TEA’s seven-investigator team is currently handling 1,110 cases involving educator misconduct amid an eight-year high in the number of educators involved with inappropriate relationships with students. “The Texas […]