Teacher misconduct complaints on the rise

Ohio Department of Education records say the number of accusations have tripled since 2007.
Associated Press
Mar 21, 2013

The Dayton Daily News reports Thursday that some experts attribute the increased cases of bad teacher behavior to social media and a better system for reporting the conduct.

The problems have included lewd text messages, inappropriate Facebook posts, physical threats and sex acts with students.

The number of conduct-unbecoming cases reported to the state increased from 250 in 2007 to 754 in 2011. However, specific sexual offenses investigated by the education department's Office of Professional Conduct have decreased since 2008.

The state education department investigates whether a teacher's license should be revoked or suspended when it receives reports of bad teacher behavior.

From: Dayton Daily News, daytondailynews.com.

Comments

Cowboy

Lots of naughty teachers.....oh yeah

deertracker

The complaints may be on the rise but the conduct has always been there!

Unassumer

may be due to more rules and more assumptions that people are breaking those rules. also looks like it includes many other things besides sexual conduct issues. basically a teacher can't fart in the wrong direction without getting reported for it. I would not ever want to be a teacher and I am glad my kids are no longer in school. suspending kids for plastic keychain guns or for pointing their finger like a gun? way too much overreaction by school boards. it's bs.

KnuckleDragger

The BS is the reason homeschooling numbers are rising. With the internet, and the fact that Ohio and most states now have online high schools, it certainly is a viable option. As for the people who like to bring up the supposed lack of socialization thing as pertains to homeschooling...it's hogwash! Nearly every study done on homeschooled kids has found that they are either on par with or exceed their peers in social skills.

The Bizness

Not true

"HS children have better attitudes towards teachers and parents. They also seem to have better attitudes about themselves and towards interpersonal relationships, although it is unclear whether these positive feelings extend to an academic sense of self. "

http://www.childresearch.net/pro...

and in the UK it puts children at a disadvantage as well

http://www.guardian.co.uk/educat...

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BW1

Your first linked article explicitly confirms what knuckle said. I can see where you might interpret it as implying a negative, since the primary difference it identifies is that HS kids don't absorb the "youth culture" of which you are so enamored, but for most sensible people that's not a negative.

The second article merely points out that they don't adapt to a fascist system as well as those who've been subjected to institutional indoctrination.

The Bizness

I think the quote I used proves my point that there are differences.

deertracker

If it's on the internet it must be true!

The Bizness

I try to keep my sources to peer reviewed studies and wikipedia just because I am lazy

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BW1

There are only a few problems with that:

- only one of them is a peer reviewed study. The other one is just the testimony of a bureaucrat in a borderline fascist government in support of legislation to expand the power of his bureacracy.

- The one that IS a peer reviewed study supports knuckledragger, and not you.

- Peer review hasn't been a sound basis for credibility since before you were born, and wikipedia is the least credible source in the world.

Keep digging.....

Warhol_89

"wikipedia is the least credible source in the world"

Wikipedia IS actually a credible source as long as you check the references at the bottom of the page. Unless it says "citation needed" anywhere in a Wikipedia article, the references can be looked up to see if the information is true or not. Those little blue numbers in the articles and the references at the bottom of the pages aren't there for decoration, you know.

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BW1

With that approach, wikipedia isn't a source at all, just a glorified search engine. Those lines at the bottom to which those numbers refer, THOSE are sources.

Anyone can edit a wikipedia entry at any time, and entries are known to ping pong between edits by two sides of an issue. It's a failed experiment in crowd-sourcing because contributors aren't required to lay anything on the line.

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BW1

And once again, you fail the logic test.

Knuckledragger asserted "Nearly every study done on homeschooled kids has found that they are either on par with or exceed their peers in social skills."

You said "not true" and used the following quote:"HS children have better attitudes towards teachers and parents. They also seem to have better attitudes about themselves and towards interpersonal relationships, although it is unclear whether these positive feelings extend to an academic sense of self. "

For your point ("not true" = home school kids social skills not(on par or exceeding those of schooled kids)) to be supported, the quote would have to say HS kids social skills are inferior.

Does "Better attitudes toward teachers and parents" = inferior social skills?
Does "better attitudes about themselves and towards interpersonal relationships" = inferior social skills?
Does uncertainty "whether these positive feelings extend to an academic sense of self" (a nonsense phrase) = an aeertion of inferior social skills?

The only primary difference the article found was in prioritizing popularity and peer approval, two hallmarks of the youth culture, the existence of whioh is one of our society's biggest problems.

sunflower1

Yep...had a few male pervert teachers back in the 80's at Willard High School. It's always been there, just not tolerated anymore, thank goodness.

Darwin's choice

Think theres still a few in Huron.....

Cowboy

I love that song.."hot for teacher"