Boyish Labour MP and teachers' pet Chris Hipkins seems convinced that if teachers in charter schools aren't registered, children will be at risk and the sky will fall.
I thank him for his concern. We can all be reassured that where a teacher is registered and under scrutiny of the Teachers Council, our children will be secure...
Registered teacher James Parker admitted at least 74 charges of sexual offending young boys. He is still on the register of teachers.
On January 16 this year, registered teacher Douglas Haora Martin pleaded guilty to making upskirt videos of 17 unsuspecting young women and girls. Despite resigning from Lincoln High School on January 24, the Teachers Council kept him on their register until April 13..
Registered teacher Andrew Loader paid to watch two teenagers having sex, breaking the law because one of them was only aged 16. Could this be the same Andrew Loader who is still listed on the Register of Teachers with expiry in September 2015?
Registered teacher Nova Camp stole $40,000 from Takapuna Grammar Rowing Club, and remains on the Register of Teachers until February 2015.
A registered teacher who tried to arrange to have per school principal “capped”- and whose identity the Teachers Council won't reveal - is considered safe to continue to teach children.
Being a registered teacher did not prevent former deputy principal Norman Foote from sexually abusing a girl from the time she was a child.
A registered teacher - again with name kept secret by the teachers disciplinary committee - admitted having sex with one of her male staff members, signing off the bill for a phone from which he used to ring the TAB, and endorsing his registration despite knowing he was being investigated by CYFS for alleged assault..
Registered teacher Kevin Fraser Keys admitted sexually assaulting and photographing a boy under the age of 16. Oh look, he's still on the Register of Teachers until January 2015.
Registered teacher Damian Christopher Gillard was charged last year with sexual offences against seven young women.
Registered teacher Rene Alan Chalmers, alleged to have stolen more than $800,000, remains on the register 'subject to confirmation' until June 2015.
And these are just the teachers who didn’t make it into parliament on the Labour list…
So I'm confused. Could Chris Hipkins please explain again just why it is so vital that teachers in charter schools be registered? How does he think merely being placed on a state register guarantees their safety.
Because it seems the Register of Teachers is beginning to resemble Deborah Coddington's Paedophile and Sex Offender Index more than anything on which any decent person would wish to rely. It's beyond me why Hipkins or anyone else should want to protect these predators and deviants from competition.
Could it be because of some tie-in between teacher unions and the Labour Party? If so, in accepting contributions from teacher unions, the Labour Party is being financed indirectly by kiddy-fiddlers, rapists, would-be murderers and peeping toms. That's real class.
See you next week!