A scandal has erupted at California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing, which exists to evaluate teachers and protect children from those who should not be in the classroom.

Its mission is to "ensure integrity and high quality in the preparation, conduct and professional growth of the educators who serve California's public schools." The commission includes teachers, school board members and the state superintendent of public instruction. But a recent explosive report has revealed that instead of being a champion of children, the commission is a callous, self-serving club that ignores its mandated duties.

The first sign that something was amiss came in 2009 when commission lawyer