The Charlotte Observer reports that students interested in digging up a little dirt on their instructors need to go no further than the net. Earlier this year, the South Carolina Education Department began posting online disciplinary measures against teachers. In 2005, 82 teachers in the state had their licenses suspended or revoked, and half were disciplined for improper acts against students--acts that mostly involved inappropriate physical and sexual contact. Currently, there are 291 disciplinary actions posted online. State education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum believes that this is a good way to: "...make government as transparent as possible...

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