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Missing the mark with background checks

An investigation, by Sandy Brundage of The Almanac, has revealed many holes in the process California schools take while checking the background of teachers.

"According to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the state maintains a confidential database of complaints against teachers in public schools, but can only publicly disclose "final adverse actions" taken. The state doesn't maintain a similar database for private schools, which don't require teaching credentials and essentially operate as independent businesses, according to the California Department of Education."

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