Sunday, September 02, 2007

Alabama teacher accused of raping student, fired, still getting paid

Seriously, I need to make a category on this blog just for stories about people in Alabama. Anyhoo, this teacher in Alabama who was accused of raping one of his students has collected $100,000 and received two raises despite being fired for two years.


"He is the beneficiary of a legal twist in a 2004 Alabama law that was supposed to reform the state's teacher dismissal process," sez this article.

Hmmmm. Get fired. Keep getting paid AND get raises. Yup. Sounds like the Alabama educational system has it all figured out.

One thing's for sure. If I were a teacher there and I heard about this, I'd be royally ticked off. "Sorry, we can't pay you more. We don't have the budget."