Monday, June 20, 2011

New Law Would Allow Texas Teachers to View Students' Criminal Records

"A bill on the Texas governor’s desk would allow teachers to view the criminal history of their students.

The “Teacher Protection Bill” would allow teachers to unseal juvenile records, which had previously been protected under state law, the station reported.

'I've seen the list of things our kids are on probation for, things like aggravated sexual assault,” Gayle Fallon, president of the Houston Federation of Teachers, told the station. “That's not a child I want a teacher not knowing about.”"

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