Government school indoctrinators set record for complaints reported to state

Posted by DarthDilbert at 4/16/2009 04:16:00 PM

The state's teacher investigation office received complaints about more than 5 percent of Ohio's licensed educators last year. The 8,246 educators set a record for referrals to the Office of Professional Conduct, thanks in large part to more-vigilant school districts and parents. Still, only 11 percent of those cases were investigated and only 36 percent of investigated cases ended in some type of discipline.

The state gave some kind of punishment to 286 people last year. In fact, more cases were closed without discipline than in the past.

More licensed educators -- who include teachers, aides, coaches and counselors -- were investigated for violent, sex and drug offenses and for physical abuse and neglect last year than in years past. The office compiles an annual report that details trends in teacher discipline. It is being released this week.

Reason # to homeschool.

Columbus Dispatch


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