The parade of what I consider to be perverts among the teaching profession continues in various branches of the NZ media but the teacher unions continue with a resounding silence and name suppression idiocy perpetrates a vacuum that many seem to accept as reasonable.
Would a serious survey among registered teacher reveal a collective view held by them that sex with children, pornographic activity, sex with pupils that should be safe from predatory and grooming behaviour and today what I consider to be totally unacceptable behavior with a teacher covertly filming up female persons skirts with a pen camera is "OK"
Maybe a majority of registered teachers have a view that is at odds with what I consider acceptable that leads to the seeming benign acceptance that allows such people to exist within the teaching profession.
I accept the number brought to book are statistically small but with the potential damage to vulnerable young people being widely seen as potentially serious
My abhorrence of such perverts is somewhat coloured from an experience some years ago when I supported a teacher protesting his innocence and his claim he was set up only to have the bastard plead guilty and subsequently reoffend. They can be so bloody plausible as is so often revealed by nearly all successful convictions.
So come on leaders of the teaching profession make a stand and tell concerned people such as me where you stand on these disgusting perverts.
For me they deserve zero protection