|Teachers fired for sex offensesThe
Post-Gazette asked education officials in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for
copies of teacher revocation orders during the past five years. We received responses from
45 states and the D.C. public schools. Of those, 27 states, including Pennsylvania, agreed
to provide specific details on the reason for each revocation.
The graphic, based on information
from those 27 states, shows a 78 percent increase in the number of teachers who have lost their
teaching certificate for sex-related offenses ranging from sexual harassment to child
molestation from 1994 through 1998.