NC receives failing grade in teacher discipline report

WASHINGTON, NC (WNCT) – An investigation from USA Today Network found North Carolina is failing when it comes to tracking and handling teacher discipline.

The analysis looked at all fifty states, and North Carolina was given an F grade. The report says the state fails at sharing information with other states, and does a bad job at conducting background checks.

Beaufort County Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Mark Doane, says they use an outside vendor for background checks.

“That vendor checks your criminal history all across the country,” said Doane. “You’re asking to give your name, your information, any names that you’re known by, social security number. That database checks criminal records in every state.”

Another group that gathers and distributes information about teachers is asking for every participant to go back through past information.

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