Deviant Vermont Teachers Exposed

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Last year, a local Vermont newspaper revealed that Vermont educator Wayne Nadeau had recently been elected to a national leadership position in the NEA despite the fact his teaching license was suspended a year earlier for engaging in consensual sex with a colleague in his classroom. An embarrassed NEA claimed neither they nor their Vermont affiliates knew anything of the suspension. Now, in a move to prevent such information from being overlooked in the future, Vermont has begun posting the names of teachers who have had their licenses suspended or revoked on a public website. "I think it's a wonderful move," commented Michael R. DeWeese, the chief executive officer of the Chittenden Central Supervisory Union. Some teachers and teacher unions urged school officials to proceed with care and accuracy, a view that we too share--website exposures of people's lives tread on dangerous ground.