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    Filed at 11:40 pm under by dcobranchi

    You’ve got to love the NY Post. Tabloid journalism at its best, er, worst.

    Authorities arrested city public-school teachers at a rate of more than one a day last year, even as busts of city Department of Education employees fell slightly, figures obtained by The Post show.

    A staggering 370 teachers were collared on charges ranging from sexual abuse to drug possession between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2004 — one less than the previous school year.

    One per day- an interesting factoid but there’s no there there. How many teachers does the City employ? How does the rate of arrest compare to other professions such as doctors, lawyers, or yellow journalists? Enquiring minds want to know. (Hat tip: Deb)

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