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A small but dangerous contingent of sexual predators lurks in our nation's classrooms, and the reasons they're allowed to get away with molesting students are numerous and complex. This series by Post-Gazette staff writers Jane Elizabeth Zemel and Steve Twedt uncovers the pervasive problem of bad teachers, examines their activities and discusses how to plug the holes in the system that allows the molesters to circulate throughout the country.

Part 1:

dot.gif (78 bytes)Why sexually abusive teachers aren't stopped
dot.gif (78 bytes)Bad teacher came with a letter of recommendation
dot.gif (78 bytes)Rash of cases leads one district to take hard look at policies
dot.gif (78 bytes)Case Files: Emily Slee and Robin Behling
dot.gif (78 bytes)Teachers fired for sex offenses -- a chart

Part 2:

dot.gif (78 bytes)Flawed system aids bad teachers
dot.gif (78 bytes)Checks to protect students -- a chart
dot.gif (78 bytes)Research on abuse limited, but indicates a pervasive problem
dot.gif (78 bytes)13 years after abuse, victim helps put teacher in jail
dot.gif (78 bytes)Case file: Kenneth Long

Part 3:

dot.gif (78 bytes)More than 'a wink' is needed to stop abuse
dot.gif (78 bytes)Pennsylvania education officials want legislators' help to end sexual abuse
dot.gif (78 bytes)Pennsylvania Teacher Discipline Cases -- a chart
dot.gif (78 bytes)Family's tragedy helped launch organization for victims
dot.gif (78 bytes)Message from a pedophile
dot.gif (78 bytes)Profile of a pedophile -- a chart
dot.gif (78 bytes)Case file: Preston Barnes
dot.gif (78 bytes)Case file: Anthony G. Bult
dot.gif (78 bytes)Case file: Wally Love

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