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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:20 AM

 

Suit alleges teachers were denied credentials so they'd be forced to work at charter schools

Kathleen Carroll, a former government lawyer turned whistleblower at the California Commission On Teacher Credentialing CTC has filed a potentially explosive suit against CTC officials and the state government that charges that the Commission attorneys and management of the commission were engaged in numerous illegal acts possibly resulting in thousands of improperly sanctioned teachers in the state of California.

Some of the charges in Carroll’s complaint include CTC attorneys improperly tampering with case outcomes, acting outside their legal jurisdictional scope to go after teachers, promoting the existence of a high level of nepotism, cronyism, favoritism and conflicts of interest throughout the CTC and improperly maintaining underground regulations in violation of the administrative procedures act. It also alleges that CTC employees were retaliated against if they questioned the practices of anyone within CTC management.

The above suit implies that the critical Commission on Teacher Credentialing might have been used as a vehicle to illegally prevent credentialing of public school teachers so that they would be forced to go to work at non-union charters throughout California and top staff including its lawyers were involved in violating the California Education Code and other state and federal laws protecting the rights of teachers and students in California. The complaint also cites potential violations of the privacy rights of student records, found in the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The Commission is a critical education administrative body funded by the Credential holders themselves through application fees and exam fees. CTC is in charge of licensing California teachers, school administrators, and other school personnel. It is also involved in investigating misconduct complaints against credential holders and applicants, approving teacher preparation programs, including through charter chains and entering into contracts with private entities such as NCS Pearson in the development of education testing, teacher evaluations and curriculum development in California. The CTC also has a Committee on Accreditation which presumably accredits credential preparation programs.

Carroll, who was a lawyer at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for four years was fired after she blew the whistle and helped initiate an audit of the state commission which is directly under Governor Brown and the executive branch. In fact, her firing took place right in the middle of a state audit which included her reporting on the numerous illegal acts.

http://www.dailycensored.com/ca-state-whistleblowers-lawsuit-exposes-web-of-corruption-and-deceit-at-the-commission-on-teacher-credentialing-ctc/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Dailycensored+%28Daily+Censored%29

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Reply Suit alleges teachers were denied credentials so they'd be forced to work at charter schools (Original post)
HiPointDem Feb 2013 OP
Scootaloo Feb 2013 #1
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #2
Demeter Feb 2013 #3
panzerfaust Feb 2013 #4
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Blanks Feb 2013 #6

Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:22 AM

1. This is what happens when you put civic functions in the hands of for-profit companies

The government system is going to bend and cater to the interests of profit over public service. Just like the prisons did.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:23 AM

2. +1

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:11 AM

3. OMG!

What an insanely stupid thing to do! And so viciously evil to the teachers.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:24 AM

4. Could see this being true - However ...

 

However, I admit that looking at the site where this is published seems to be a hive of conspiracy theories having stories such as "Did US secret weapons cause Japan's earthquake and tsunami??? (and also the Thai earthquake) and such ... so I personally am not going to get too worked up about this until there is more information.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:25 AM

5. California CTC, Holy Moly Guacamlola!

K&R

Marking this so I can come back to it. I can't see the state of CA putting up with this.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:15 AM

6. It looks like someone got fired, and is causing trouble. eom

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