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Texas to take action on inappropriate student-teacher relationships

The state of Texas has decided to launch a thorough review via a state Senate education committee hearing on Monday, December 7 in an effort to address the increase in sexual misconduct cases committed by teachers and their students.

This is the first serious step that legislators have taken regarding the issue since they enacted a law in 2007 that initiated the mandatory fingerprinting of all teachers so they can be easily identified should they commit any criminal acts, especially toward their students.

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said he asked the Senate education committee to review the training of state school staff and employees regarding proper manners and conduct, assess whether the Texas Education Agency should hire more staff members to facilitate faster and more comprehensive investigations, and clarify whether there is a need to increase sanctions and penalties.

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