Kiwi teachers in sex and porn shame

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Auckland (New Zealand), June 13 (ANI): Five teachers have been disciplined for offences ranging from sex with students to watching porn in a classroom.

According to the New Zealand Herald, the Teachers' Council published the details of the ruling against the teachers this week. Two teachers disciplined for misconduct could be back teaching next year. The cases include:

A married male teacher struck off for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student for 18 months.

A male teacher struck off after being caught cruising a public toilet for sex;

A female teacher struck off after being caught claiming the DPB while working;

A female teacher suspended for a year for showing porn to a colleague in a class of 5-year-olds;

A female teacher warned for slapping and hitting 7-year-old students.

The rulings prompted fresh calls for an end to the secret nature of the Teachers' Council.

Education law expert Patrick Walsh said parents had "a right to know".

Walsh said the present situation meant parents had to have faith the Teachers' Council and principals were making appropriate checks when employing staff.

"It would greatly enhance public accountability of decisions," he said. (ANI)

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