Teacher of the Year up for Grabs


Staff member
Jun 3, 2003
Suddenly nobody wants to win Teacher of the Year
New York Post |
"One student out of every 10 is a victim of sexual misconduct by teachers and other school employees. The chilling report, delivered to Congress yesterday, found that 4.5 million children from kindergarten to grade 12 are forced to endure disgusting behavior varying from inappropriate remarks to sexual attacks. Of those targeted, 57 percent were girls and 43 percent boys. Teachers were the most common offenders, followed by coaches, substitute teachers, bus drivers and teacher's aides... The report found that in elementary schools, abusers are often the best teachers. 'It is common to find that educators who have been sexually abusing children are also the same educators who display on their walls a community "Excellence in Teaching" award or a "Teacher of the Year" certificate,' the report said."