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CNN-praised teacher busted for sexually abusing student

(New York Post) His teaching was praised by former US Education Secretary Rod Paige, he was profiled by CNN and mentioned in a book for his remarkable methods.

Now he’s a registered sex offender.

A top-notch history teacher who gained notoriety for the memorization tricks he taught to impoverished Bronx kids has pleaded guilty to sex abuse, public records show.

A report by city investigators lays out in troubling detail how former Samuel Gompers HS teacher Raemon Matthews coerced a female teen into getting naked in a locked classroom so he could take advantage of her in 2009.