Urgent change needed

Understatement of the day:

Secondary Principals Association president Tom Parsons says the law is an ass if teachers that have pleaded guilty are still on the register.

“Heaven forbid somebody could be employed in that interim period where we are just transferring that opportunist from one area to another without having a mechanism there to flag that that person is unlikely to be registered come sentencing,” he says.

He was referring to the fact that people who have admitted dangerous crimes, including those against children, could remain registered.

That this has been going on for years is appalling.

Urgent change to the law and the way the Teachers’ Council operates is needed.

One Response to Urgent change needed

  1. pmofnz says:

    “we are just transferring that opportunist from one area to another”

    One might say – ‘Exactly what the churches have been doing for centuries with dodgy priests.’ Maybe the two are closely linked.

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