The State of Florida has launched a controversial new site which lets school students and parents check on the disciplinary histories of public school teachers.
MyFloridaTeacher.com (not Firefox compliant but according to the local news has attracted over 600,000 visitors this week) is powered by the searchable database of the Florida Department of Education Bureau of Professional Practice Services, and reports on actions taken up to and including revocation of teaching licenses.
The Bureau of Professional Practices Services investigates complaints and wrongdoings by Florida teachers.
The information is public record, but Department of Education has made the information easily accessible by any Internet user.
Teacher wrongdoings available on the site range from DUI’s to sexual misconduct to the trafficking of cocaine. If anything, MyFloridaTeacher.com may have opened up a can of worms for the State of Florida as parents are now questioning how some of these teachers can still be working with their children.
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Checking On Teachers