Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Flashback: For those who thought the sexual abuse of minors...

...was or is just a "Catholic thing," they should carefully read this lengthy October 20, 2007, Associated Press report about the "plague" of sexual misconduct in American public schools. A couple of snippets:
Students in America's schools are groped. They're raped. They're pursued, seduced and think they're in love. 
An Associated Press investigation found more than 2,500 cases over five years in which educators were punished for actions from bizarre to sadistic. 
There are 3 million public school teachers nationwide, most devoted to their work. Yet the number of abusive educators — nearly three for every school day — speaks to a much larger problem in a system that is stacked against victims. 
Most of the abuse never gets reported. Those cases reported often end with no action. Cases investigated sometimes can't be proven, and many abusers have several victims. 
And no one — not the schools, not the courts, not the state or federal governments — has found a surefire way to keep molesting teachers out of classrooms.  (more...)

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