2nd teacher from school arrested on sex claim
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#1 Feb 4, 2012
Parker said the victims in the second case were about 7 and 8 years old and were fondled once each in a classroom at Miramonte Elementary School during the past three years.........
Earlier this week, Berndt, who worked at the school for 32 years, was charged with committing lewd acts on 23 children, ages 6 to 10, between 2005 and 2010
Prosecutors declined to file to charges against Berndt in the 1993 report, saying they didn't have enough evidence. Berndt, who denied the allegation at the time, was never arrested.......
#2 Feb 5, 2012
A spoon recovered from the trash bin in Berndt's classroom later tested positive for semen, and Berndt's DNA was found to match that of the DNA profile found on the spoon, said Sgt. Dan Scott, an investigators for the sheriff's special victims unit.
LAUSD officials said the school district had no record of the previous investigation of Berndt.
There are no records of complaints against these perverts because our state assembly has enacted changes in the Ed. code that protect these perverts.
Mandatory, yearly purges of complaint files/employee records, are one such change. These changes are also accompanied by large donations to the assembly(D) from teachers unions large election campaign war chest.
#3 Feb 6, 2012
Do you really believe a union would try protect this guy/sh-tbag? Do you? Geez!
#4 Feb 6, 2012
Cases involving potentially criminal behavior — such as sex or drug charges against a teacher, which may or may not be prosecuted criminally depending on the nature of the evidence — generally result in the teacher resigning. "If there is a [criminal] conviction, it's a piece of cake," said that lawyer. "They're gone." Few dismissal cases get as far as a commission hearing, partly because the procedure is so time-consuming and expensive. One education lawyer said attorneys' fees can easily exceed $200,000 in a dismissal case.
#5 Feb 6, 2012
Hell no, he won’t go.
In a defiant raspberry to the city Department of Education — and taxpayers — disgraced teacher Alan Rosenfeld, 66, won’t retire.
Deemed a danger to kids, the typing teacher with a $10 million real estate portfolio hasn’t been allowed in a classroom for more than a decade, but still collects $100,049 a year in city salary — plus health benefits, a growing pension nest egg, vacation and sick pay.
Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Cuomo can call for better teacher evaluations until they’re blue-faced, but Rosenfeld and six peers with similar gigs costing about $650,000 a year in total salaries are untouchable. Under a system shackled by protections for tenured teachers, they can’t be fired, the DOE says.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/dud...
#6 Feb 7, 2012
My wife is a teacher! Four years of collage and ten years of teaching= 62k a year! I'll tell you who protects perverts, CHURCHES!!!!!!
#7 Feb 7, 2012
Teachers Agree: Bad Apples Stay
A study conducted by Public Agenda in 2003 polled 1,345 schoolteachers on a variety of education issues, including the role that tenure played in their schools. When asked “does tenure mean that a teacher has worked hard and proved themselves to be very good at what they do?” 58 percent of the teachers polled answered that no, tenure “does not necessarily” mean that. In a related question, 78 percent said a few (or more) teachers in their schools “fail to do a good job and are simply going through the motions.”
The Bottom Line
Most teachers absolutely deserve to keep their jobs and some have begun to speak out about the absurdity of teacher tenure, but it’s impossible to pretend that the number of firings actually reflects the number of bad teachers protected by tenure. As long as union leaders possess the legal ability to drag out termination proceedings for months or even years — during which time districts must continue paying teachers, substitute teachers to replace them, and lawyers to arbitrate the proceedings — the situation for students will not improve.
Even Al Shanker, the legendary former president of the American Federation of Teachers, admitted,“a lot of people who have been hired as teachers are basically not competent.”
#8 Feb 11, 2012
We were told we could not do any investigation" to avoid interfering with the criminal probe, Holmquist
In this undated police booking photo released by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department shows former Los Angeles teacher Mark Berndt, 61, who was arrested for felony molestation of 23 kids after photos surfaced. Berndt been charged with committing lewd acts with 23 boys and girls ages 7 to 10.(AP Photo/ Los Angeles Sheriff's Department)said. "We didn't have any evidence and we couldn't put on any witnesses. We didn't have anything to successfully defend a challenge."
United Teachers Los Angeles President Warren Fletcher said teachers were being "tarred and stigmatized for no reason" and that grievances would be filed against the district on behalf of some 85 reassigned teachers.
#9 Feb 13, 2012
Churches have unions? Now that's a union deserving of busting.
#10 Feb 14, 2012
The two institutions have much in common,“children trust the adults in those settings, they are encouraged to believe and obey.”
The biggest difference, she says, is “our children are not required to go to church, but they are required to go to school.”
#11 Feb 17, 2012
Last week, a female teacher has been implicated for supplying victims to Berndt. Reports state that she would take children from her class to Berndt.
#12 Feb 21, 2012
The Miramonte scandal and the crisis of public education in California
#13 Feb 21, 2012
What the hell is wrong with you (Cobb)? We all know that sick perverts exist in most professions. From Law enforcement to the church, hell i bet they're are some in Cobb. Does that make all people in Cobb perverts? You ask me, as soon as these sick bastards are found guilty, they should be put to death asap!
So what's up with you're hating teachers BS!What the hell does Marxists support teachers supposed to mean? My wife is a teacher, a damn good one too! You're just picking a fight. You like to argue don't you? I doubt you will find someone who thinks child molesters are good people! Don't be an IDIOT!
#14 Feb 21, 2012
Have you read the articles numbskull?
Your wife is a sweetie, I am sure, as are most teaching professionals
However, the teachers UNION is a problem. The union protect their own unless or until teachers are caught and convicted. How is it that so-called professionals have child predators within their work environment, yet only a legal complaint from a child/parent begins the process to remove the perv? Are these so-called professionals that dumb? or is it that these predators are that much smarter than everyone else?
or more likely, is there a weird code of silence similar to the "blue wall" in law enforcement?
BK, it happens all of the time. Google teacher/sex/student and you will get an eye full.
Denying/getting butt hurt and protective about your sweetie will not raise awareness.
There are 3 million public school teachers nationwide, most devoted to their work. Yet the number of abusive educators—nearly THREE FOR EVERY SCHOOL DAY—speaks to a much larger problem in a system that is stacked against victims.
#15 Feb 21, 2012
Hey Dude the union perv sounds like he got a little too much punishment at school.
#16 Feb 21, 2012
Ahah, the conversation is complete now that we have the resident sock puppet.
I also knew that using the word "pervert" would bring you running sooner or later.
Oh well, educate yourself.(there are no addresses, so forget stalking THEM)
The big list: Female teachers with students
#17 Feb 21, 2012
Aahaa a sock puppet is someone who never uses the same name or hijacks others names to muddy the water and thinks a clever name for each post brings credibility to their statements.
#18 Feb 22, 2012
When liberals are given the choice between acting decently or choosing the riches of perversion - liberals prefer perversion. And if protecting the honor, privacy, and even nakedness of vulnerable women and children is juxtaposed to say the slightest possibility that someone's right to practice perversion might be curbed - liberals will come running to the aid of the pervert. In fact liberals will go so far to protect perversion that they will actually enlist the use of potential victims to make the case, consequences to the unsuspecting females be damned!
Your enlistment to NAMBLA is protected by the ACLU.
#19 Feb 22, 2012
This is the result of alcohol and conservatism.
#20 Feb 22, 2012
Miramonte Sex Abuse Scandal Might Have Inspired Many New Allegations, Including an Alleged Rape, at L.A. Schools
At least 25 complaints have been registered with the LAUSD following the Miramonte scandal in which two teachers have been accused of lewd acts with students.
School officials, as usual, couldn't or wouldn't give up details about the complaints, including the alleged rape. Because they love letting parents know what's really going on!!!
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