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Old 07-30-2009, 01:08 PM
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Thanks for the info and feedback. If you are from PA,you know its probably hopeless. Anyway I was just curious and wanted to help someone gain something that would make them happy in life.

If anyone has any info on EXPUNGE or BLOCKING records in PA, let me know.

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Old 07-31-2009, 10:29 AM
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You can not expunge or block records if there are any finger prints involved. If one set went to the FBI - they stay there.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:53 AM
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I live in NYS and I recently graduated in a degree in Teaching. However, I have not been able to secure a job. My state has given me the certification, but the city will not allow me to teach. My felony was over 17 years ago and I did obtain a certificate of disability, but I don't think it matters. This is a second career and in my previous career I was always able to get a job. However, since the economic downturn it seems companies are really discriminating as soon as you answer yes to the criminal record question.
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:30 PM
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I don't think it's discrimination as much as the law of supply and demand. There are hundreds of unemployed/underemployed teachers vying for the same jobs and only the ones that are connected or have some sort of hook are getting hired.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:59 PM
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Just to add another point. If someone is a first time offender and depending on the crime, they can apply for ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition). After successful completion of ARD the record of the crime is expunged.

I know someone who is currently teaching in a Montgomery County PA school district who had a DUI in college, applied for ARD and had her record expunged.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:22 AM
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I know of a few teachers who got DUI's while they had a job and they kept their job without any disciplinary action by the district
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:41 AM
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I am in need of information regarding teaching and the requirements to become one in PA and Beyond. Can you become a teacher if you have a felony record or any kind of record? If yes, should you be able to? If anyone knows any place to find the correct info or has correct info please respond.

At 18 yr olds a kid gets a felony and serves his time.
At 26yrs old gets a DUI and serves his time.
This person has not been in trouble besides the above. Has been helping area youth for many years.
Can he become a teacher?
Should he be able to teach?
Answering without reading other responses. I think he should be able to teach. Whether he can or not is a different story.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by carolinajack View Post
i think it should be for most felonies, not sure or care what the kids think--the parents are the adults and theft is just as bad as the other issues in my book.
I am an adult and a parent. If a person with a record has proven they cleaned themselves up and worked for a degree, I would have no issue with this person teaching my child.
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