Skip to comments.7 Child Predators Protected by American Teachers Unions
Posted on 03/11/2011 4:59:04 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
How many times have you heard that public school teachers are sorely underpaid, under-appreciated public servants with hearts of gold who love your kids more than you do? There is a myth out there that every person who enters into the sacred field of education has the heart of a servant, a love of children and no desire for personal gain or satisfaction. And certainly, there are teachers that fit that description (Ive had a few myself.)
But Ive also had teachers who should never have been allowed within fifty feet of children. A 2004 study by Hofstra University scholar Charol Shakeshaft on the sexual misconduct of public school teachers is a shocking wake-up call that was widely ignored by the public union-friendly press. And even worse, the public teachers unions protected many of the offending teachers and allowed them to quietly transfer to other schools where they victimized more children. Examples include touching breasts or genitals of students; oral, anal, and vaginal penetration; showing students pictures of a sexual nature; and sexually-related conversations, jokes, or questions directed at students.
Everyone agrees that the sex scandal in the Catholic Church is a tragedy of immense proportions and the media has done a good job at uncovering the network of cover-ups and lies that harmed children irreparably. But what would you say if I told you that the public school system, which is about the same size as the Catholic Church in America with a school in every parish, has more sexual abuse cases in ten years than the Catholic Church has had in fifty? The mishandling of sex offenders in the public school system has cost hundreds of millions of dollars in legal fees to the taxpayers and unmeasurable damage to the victims.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsrealblog.com ...
“Children Need to Be Protected from Sexual Predators in Public Schools
Almost 10% of School Children Have Received Unwanted Sexual Attention from Public School Employees”
That was in 2007...the Church scandal was 3-4% and it hit the NYSlimes headlines for 6 weeks running...
Sorry, here’s the link...
The Reader’s Digest article notes that most states do require a criminal background for public school employees. One problem is that some schools only check state databases, not the database of the FBI’s
National Crime Information Center. The article also stated schools need to be candid about the work record of former employees. If both of these procedures were more faithfully followed, it would do a lot to protect students from sexual predators in public schools.
A teacher in an Iowa school district was accused of having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student. He had been accused of sexual harassment at a different Iowa school district a few years prior to the charges. He resigned. Before he went to the new school district, that district contacted the old district for information. Before the man had resigned, however, in exchange for his resignation, he obtained a positive letter of recommendation and a promise that the accusations against him would not be mentioned.
According to some experts, school districts often do not report accusations of sexual abuse against employees because they are afraid of crossing teachers’ unions.
“According to some experts, school districts often do not report accusations of sexual abuse against employees because they are afraid of crossing teachers’ unions.”
Perhaps that’s why it hasn’t been getting national attention. It’s not what you know but who you know or fear. Who cares about the kids...
Thanks Megan Fox from newsrealblog for reporting on it.
where is your source for this. I would love to throw that up in front of a couple of liberals I know.
bump to the top
Post #3 and wish you luck with the lefties.
How about HUNDREDS, JUST IN NEW YORK CITY?!?!?!
and Detroit! and Chicago! and Los Angeles! and Boston!
They’ve been doing the predator shuffle for DECADES!!!
But for liberals with no values, it’s not “wrong”, so nobody cares.
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