After reading several articles last week I was pretty much afraid to go into any of our schools. The articles made it sound like our halls are crawling with predator felons teaching the little chillins. Oh, then I looked at the stats and realized that out of the 1200 education employees audited in four districts, they found...wait for the drumroll... three licensed teachers who had convictions dating back to 1979, 1980, and 1988. Seems like overkill to paint the profession with such broad strokes. Headlines, sensational ones, like the Bountiful Jr. High sex with student case, only go to strengthen our already numerous detractors. Our profession is fighting for its life as we struggle with budget cuts, an unappreciative legislators and critics from all sides.
Oh, hope you had a good spring break...nice downer article Rick. Sorry.