Betsy Butler wouldn’t vote to fire teachers who are sex abusers
Betsy Butler wouldn’t vote to fire teachers who are sex abusers.
This year Betsy Butler refused to cast a vote in favor of Senate Bill 1530, a measure designed to let public schools more easily fire teachers who commit sexual, physically abusive or drug-related acts with their students. Current law is far too restrictive. In fact, it cost Los Angeles Unified School District $40,000 to fire a teacher accused of 23 counts of lewd conduct, including spoon-feeding children his semen. Shocking and horrifying. That $40,000 is badly needed and should have been used in the classroom.
What motivated Butler to abstain from protecting kids? Fear of the California Teacher’s Association, one of the state capitol’s most powerful unions. Rather than do the right thing— protect children from dangerous sex offenders at school, Butler abstained— as good as a no vote.
But don’t take our word for it, click on the video above to see Anderson Cooper address the scandal.