Reform of the federal Crime Victims Fund wasn’t the only initiative U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R.-Pa., highlighted during his Monday appearance in Lancaster.
Toomey has authored legislation that would ban a practice known as “passing the trash,” in which a school or school district helps a known pedophile find another teaching job.
You wouldn’t think someone could possibly recommend a child predator as a teacher, but “it’s all too common a phenomenon,” he said.
The Senate included the ban in the Every Child Achieves Act, which it passed in July.
The U.S. House has passed similar legislation, and Toomey said he’s “cautiously optimistic” a final bill will get to President Barack Obama’s desk.
“Passing the trash” is indefensible, said Diane Moyer, legal director for Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape: “It’s just horrifying.”