Audit: Teacher Oversight Panel in Disarray

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The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is responsible for reviewing allegations of misconduct by teachers and school administrators. A recent audit exposed major flaws in how the state agency investigates such complaints, and how it revokes credentials. Also uncovered was a backlog of three years worth of cases, and familial relationships among commission employees. Now, a legislator is calling for a complete change in leadership for the agency.

Guests:

Elaine M. Howle, California's independent external auditor who released a report on the Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Ricardo Lara, state assemblymember (D) and chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee which audited the commission

Gary Ravani, vice president of the Early Childhood/K-12 Council for the California Federation of Teachers and former high school teacher in Petaluma

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