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Gov. Riley Fights Back On Teacher Ethics

Montgomery, AL – Gov. Bob Riley plans to veto a resolution passed by the Legislature that blocks a teacher code of ethics.

The Alabama House and Senate passed a resolution Jan. 14 rejecting the code of ethics. Riley announced Monday that he is planning a ceremony Tuesday at the Capitol to veto the resolution.

The code of ethics had been around since 2005, but the State Board of Education voted in July to put it into the state administrative code, which gives it more weight. The Alabama Education Association opposed the code and called it vague. AEA then urged the Legislature to block it.

The code of ethics include provisions saying educators should not falsify reports, should not use profanity at school, and should not use alcohol or tobacco at school.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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