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Published: Friday, Feb. 28 2014 6:50 p.m. MST

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Joan Watson

All newspapers should list the names of sex offenders. This particular list of sex offenders is particularly shocking in that these offenders held positions of trust who woefully betrayed that trust in their criminality against minor children.

get her done
Bountiful, UT

Welcome to Utah.

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

When you have some of the worst, if not the worst, teacher compensation in the nation, you can't expect to be able to attract the best staff.

That said, the media needs to do more to support those teachers who are honorable and give much more than they are paid to do.

This kind of article doesn't inform, it just adds to the non-stop propaganda against public education. The responsibilities of hiring teachers is an administrative one, not the duty of those who struggle, largely unsupported in the classroom.

In the interest of parity, let's see some articles about others who are in the public trust--people in the financial sector who are performing poorly on our investments, politicians who dramatically increase their wealth while serving in office, for-profit school owners who grow rich on public funds that were intended for children.

The constant drumbeat against teachers and the public good of education is relentless and demoralizing. Spend some investigative journalism on why Utah is plagued by creeps in the classroom, don't just paint the profession with a negative, broad brush.

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