HEEDING A STEADY DRUMBEAT OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CASES INVOLVING TEACHERS….
Heeding a steady drumbeat of sexual misconduct cases involving teachers, at least 15 states, including New York, are considering stronger oversight and tougher punishment for educators who take advantage of their students. Lawmakers say they are concerned about an increasingly well documented phenomenon: While the vast majority of America's teachers are committed professionals, there also is a persistent problem with sexual misconduct in U.S. schools. When abuse happens, administrators too often fail to let others know about it, and too many legal loopholes let offenders stay in the classroom. Advocates include governors, education superintendents and legislative leaders.