A teacher charged with 23 counts of lewd conduct in his classroom successfully thwarted attempts by the Los Angeles Unified School District to fire him. In the process, the teacher, who is accused of spoon-feeding his semen to blindfolded children, managed to retain lifetime health-benefits provided by the nation’s second-largest school system.
“A teacher will receive their pension regardless of the reason for their termination because it is a benefit the teacher earned through their contributions and length of service,” said Michelle Mussuto, a spokeswoman for CalSTRS. “Once earned, that benefit cannot be taken away unless it is determined the teacher obtained that benefit by fraudulent means.”
For those claiming Public Unions are a good thing... a school district can't even fire this guy, let alone remove his benefits.
This is the type of behavior the Unions protect. They do not raise the pay for those teachers who excel, they protect the bad/criminal types in the Unions.
Please lobby your district to at least give principals such as in this story the ability to fire potentially dangerous elements in our school system.