State authorities say it happened as recently as June: A trusted teacher took advantage of a student who is one of society's most vulnerable — a disabled year-old who was in special education classes. Stephanie Amato, 30, a special education teacher in northeast Philadelphia, was charged this summer with statutory sexual assault and several other charges after police said she sexually assaulted one of her male students "on a number of occasions," according to Philly. Amato has been released on bail, and her case is moving forward.
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It is, many believe, a watershed cultural moment. Has it touched your community or school? How have you and your students responded?
Posted by Antonio Buehler on Nov 30, 17 Comments. However, as we discussed in the last blog post, bullying is another great reason to keep them home. Unfortunately, the inability to deliver quality education and rampant bullying are just the tip of the iceberg.
The NSW Government today introduced legislation to expand special care laws to ensure a teacher who has a sexual relationship with any student at their high school can face jail time. The crime carries maximum jail terms of between four and eight years. The Justice Legislation Amendment Bill will expand the definition of teacher under the special care offence so that it covers:.
The program also calls on colleges that receive federal funding to take a tougher stance against sexual assault and to have prevention programs in place. The President has the backing of some celebrity faces to bring his plan some attention, including Kerry Washington and Jon Hamm. It seems like a winning plan on its own, but set against the context of the changing college landscape, some people are crying foul.
Dozens of sexual predators are still working in New York City schools because of a broken disciplinary system that allows abusive staff members to keep their jobs, says a new advocacy group headed by former CNN anchor Campbell Brown. Data obtained by Brown and the Daily News show that officials tried to fire school staffers for sexual misconduct or inappropriate relationships with students since — but only 33 educators were actually fired. Many of the school workers busted for creepy classroom behavior have been able to hang onto their jobs for years because of a cumbersome disciplinary process, charges Brown's statewide group, the Parents Transparency Project.
The NBC4 investigation showed Arlington County Child Protective Services determined a former school teacher had sexually abused a girl but did not notify the school district or the State Department of Education. The NBC4 investigation showed that since the teacher quit his Arlington job, the findings were not reported to the school district. Therefore, his teaching license was not challenged and he landed a new job in a Maryland school, which told NBC4 it never learned about the allegations until three years later.
Should educators who commit acts of sex abuse be able to move from school to school, all the while concealing their crimes and putting more children at risk? The vast majority of teachers and school employees are dedicated and caring professionals — there is no place in education for sex predators. Cases from Silicon Valley to Los Angeles illustrate how individuals who perpetrate these crimes or molest young students have been able to fly under the radar and continue careers in education despite their reprehensible behavior.
But when searching for clues to help protect children from becoming victims, they are an invaluable resource. Last year, our "Passing The Trash" investigation, which helped spur new legislationchronicled how school administrators move predator teachers from school to school. But we never heard from the educators themselves. To get answers, WFAA sat down with two sex offenders, one convicted of sexual assault of a child and the other of indecency with a child, including one who was a well-regarded North Texas teacher before he was caught.