Al Jazeera recently broke a story about "Teacher Jail", or the administrative detention of teachers under investigation for misconduct. When under administrative detention, teachers are taken out of the classroom on paid leave and are basically made to push papers. Some of these investigations have taken years to close, leaving teachers and their students in limbo. Before pressures from the teachers' union, those teachers under investigation were made to sit in office cubicles with blank walls. According to Iris Stevenson, a very popular choir teacher at Crenshaw High School who is currently in teacher jail for misconduct charges, most of the teachers were over 40, queer, and people of color, and that many of them were incredibly emotionally distressed.
- Inside LA's "Teacher Jail" (part 1), Al Jazeera, July 29, 2014: http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/2014/7/inside-l-a-s-teacherjailpartone.html
- Inside LA's "Teacher Jail" (part 2), Al Jazeera, July 29, 2014: http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/2014/7/inside-l-a-s-teacherjailparttwo.html