Jun 152011
 
 June 15, 2011  Laws, Youth & Schools

More on The Teacher Protection Act law in Texas that would allow teachers to access students’ criminal records. The governor has yet to sign the bill.

Yann Ranaivo reports:

State lawmakers passed legislation last month that would give teachers detailed information about their students’ criminal histories by opening previously confidential juvenile files.

Texas affords its schools more student information than most other states, but the proposed law would expand the details released to include accounts of the crimes committed. One of the measure’s conditions would require superintendents to inform teachers of past student offenses. Teachers would also receive written notices of student arrests.

Read more on Amarillo.com.

Megan Ryan of The Houston Chronicle also covers the controversy.

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