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Abusive Teacher Firing Fix

Posted on: 12/15/2013

A child education advocate group has been trying to get a new bill on the ballot that was recently vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill was designed to speed up the firing process for abusive teachers.

In most cases a teacher is put in front of a tree-person panel with fellow educators to decide whether or not the teacher should be dismissed. This ballot measure would compress the hearing for the most severe offenses such as child molestation, child abuse and offering drugs to students. The teacher would also lose certain protections given to other teachers; have their heard before an administrative law judge with priority over other pending firing cases.

This proposal has yet to be reviewed by the California Attorney Generals’ office and still needs to gather the requisite number of signatures before it can go to ballot.

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