New York City schools generate record number of allegations of wrongdoing

Jan. 10, 2013
City investigators field more than 4,000 complaints about school employees.

From The New York Times: A record number of allegations of wrongdoing against New York City teachers and other school workers were received last year by the city office that investigates misconduct. The office of the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the Department of Education handled 4,173 complaints. The office found enough cause to begin 795 investigations, substantiating accusations in 247 of them. Of those, 57 centered on accusations of sexual misconduct by school employees or vendors, a majority of them educators with access to children. In addition, the office fielded many complaints about fraud, test-tampering, theft of money and time, and conflicts of interest.

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