The alarming increase in allegations across this country of sexual misconduct by public school teachers must result in very aggressive actions.

It is not quite clear whether there is an increase in perverted teachers forcing their abnormal desires on school children, or if incidents that previously would have been overlooked are now vigorously reported. Any way it shakes out, offenders must be removed from contact with children.

The astonishing fact, as made clear by years of these incidents, is that, short of predation, few sexually related cases ever develop into removal of those public school teachers who display this behavior.

In case after case, arbitrators have imposed rather "weak" fines or short-term suspensions as an alternative.

This practice cannot continue . . . .