Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is angry about the state Legislature's rejection of an ethics code for educators that was developed by teachers.
"The ethical standards in this code aren't vague at all," said Riley. "They are common sense and should be supported by all parents, teachers and legislators. I can't believe anyone would kill ethical standards developed by teachers for teachers to improve their profession."
Among the items in the code were that teachers should maintain a professional relationship with students, should handle school money honestly and responsibly and should not use alcohol or tobacco at school.