Friday, August 22, 2008

Educator-misconduct watch

The Associated Press reports that a "former Hilldale High School band director and the school have been ordered to pay $2.7 million to a student the teacher had sex with."

You may recall that a recent analysis by the Associated Press found that "sexual conduct plagues U.S. schools" and suggests that sexual misconduct among male schoolteachers is at least as common as among male priests. A 2004 U.S. Department of Education study found that one in 10 public school students is sexually harassed or abused by a teacher or other school employee at some point between kindergarten and 12th grade.

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