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Friday, November 16, 2007

Public Records Show ... Teacher Sending Sexual Text Messages to Students

Yet again the the Tacoma News Tribune is able to report an important story because of access to public records. This time it is a teacher who sent some seemingly racy text messages to some of his female students, a fact we can now know about because the Tacoma News Tribune obtained a copy of the detailed police report through the Public Records Act. Future public records will also show how (or if) the school district disciplines the teacher.

Who are perhaps the biggest opponents of the Public Records Act? Teachers unions and school districts. Go figure.