Thursday, October 12, 2017
Washington DC not tracking teachers with criminal records
Scott McFarland of NBC Washington reports on Washington DC’s lack of a system to keep known sex offenders from resuming teaching in Washington DC. Apparently the City is unreliable in using the MASDTEC database, and other states might not find out why a teacher was dismissed. e story aired on Wednesday Oct. 11, here.
There seem to be many problems with teacher background checks. Stories about teachers started to increase around 2006, after NBC aired its series “To Catch a Predator” with Chris Hansen. Most offenders were heterosexual.