Sunday, April 1, 2018

Should Ontario Teachers Who Touch Students Inappropriately Be Allowed to Keep Their Licence?

The OCT has been under fire after a scathing media report published last January found teachers who grope, sexually touch, or make sexual comments toward students can still retain their licence.

It’s due to loopholes in the Protecting Students Act.

Educators who participate in masturbation, intercourse, child porn, or genital-to-genital, genital-to-oral, anal-to-genital, and oral-to-anal exchanges must have their licence revoked.

College council approved a series of recommendations to the Ministry of Education to amend the Ontario College of Teachers Act at its meeting on March 1.

“We want to assure Ontario parents that nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of their children,” says OCT council chairperson Angela De Palma.

“We applaud the government’s continued examination of laws that safeguard students and provide for a system of fair, transparent and timely justice.”  (more...)

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