Governor Riley Fights Back on Teacher Ethics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - 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.

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