Japan: Education ministry to share info to block rehire of teachers with record of indecent acts

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    Education ministry to share info to block rehire of teachers with record of indecent acts

    The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology will start providing local boards of education with the names of former teachers who lost their teaching licenses after receiving disciplinary dismissal or a criminal conviction over indecent acts. The information-sharing program, to be launched in April 2019, is aimed at preventing former educators with problematic histories from being hired again by local governments unaware of their unsavory pasts. This is in response to a lack of budget allocation for the 2019 fiscal year to update the existing management system for teaching license information that was originally created to serve this ...


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    https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20181226/p2a/00m/0na/007000c
     

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