Skip to comments.Forgotten Study: Abuse in School 100 Times Worse than by Priests
Posted on 04/01/2010 12:35:40 PM PDT by topher
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But according to Charol Shakeshaft, the researcher of a little-remembered 2004 study prepared for the U.S. Department of Education, "the physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests."
I guess the US Department of Education under President George W. Bush must not be a reputable source of information. ( /sarcasm off )
It’s simple: Teachers are allowed to marry and marriage causes sex abuse.
Weigel observes that priestly sex abuse is a phenomenon that spiked between the mid-1960s and the mid-1980s but seems to have virtually disappeared, and that in recent years the Church has gone to great lengths to punish and remove priestly predators and to protect children. The result of these measures is that six credible cases of clerical sexual abuse in 2009 were reported in the U.S. bishops annual audit, in a Church of some 65,000,000 members.
6 priests out of the 65 million member church. It should be stated that there are not 65 million priests.
But I would be a lot more concerned about the children in our schools.
Or perhaps paperboys and papergirls for the New York Times might be in more danger...
Selective use of information must be one of Alinsky’s guidelines.
But they aren’t afraid of the public schools so it could be 1000 times more. It is only the Church and especially the Catholic Church that stands in their way.
Kids have to be safer in Catholic schools than in public schools, that’s a no brainer.
It’s not forgotten, it’s just ignored by the MSM. They want to fracture and destroy organized religion. I believe Catholics are public enemy #1 because they haven’t rolled over on a lot of the social issues yet.
He who deflects is the loser.
Abuse is bad wherever it is, and needs to be rooted out (perpetrators and any who cover for them alike) wherever it occurs.
Kids in Catholic schools also run a 200% greater risk of being educated.
I thought I clicked on
A “Guilty/Not Guilty” thread...
Sorry... My mistake...
Do the schools cover it up and transfer the teachers to new schools without telling anyone at the new school about the pedophilia?
My daughter came home from school yesterday complaining that they tried to teach them stuff on a half-day before vacation. I told her that I hope she resisted. She said, "Way ahead of you, Dad!"
It’s simple, the Catholic church is unapologetically pro-life, therefore, they are an enemy of the state and of Obamacare.
The teacher’s unions are reliable Democratic supporters, so don’t expect to see any serious evaluation of abuse in schools....until of course, a Republican is back in the White House, or the abuse occurs in a charter school, or home school, in which case the MSM will be all over it.
Incidents are under reported because of the decentralized character of the public schools. There are some 10,000 independent school districts in the United States with no central clearing house for personnel, not even in the state education agencies. Furthermore, in most cases, the parents are children are more concerned to see the perp disappear from their child’s life than to punish him/her. The demand is that they get fired, not prosecuted. More often than not, the accusation is false or unprovable, or in any case. hard to prosecute. So the police are just as happy to see the perp leave their jurisdiction. or at least this was the case until the priest crisis. Now we have gone the other way and a perp is likely to be tarred for life even for a relatively minor offense. Still there is no mechanism that keeps a teacher from losing a job in North Carolina and ending up with a job in Oregon. The losing district is unlikely to tell the receiving district about the cause of his
dismissal for fear of suit, however unlikely that maybe. We are after all, talking about a population of three million teachers and a very big country.
It’s commonly called “Pass the Trash”.
They “cover up” in this way. The new district phone the personnel office in the old district and asks about him. Even if the new district asks about abuse, the old districts files have been purged unless criminal charges have been brought.
so the clerk will share with the new district only what is in the file, which is normally little except his basic employment records.
You have it.
My son's kindergarten teacher, who was neither a priest nor a scout leader, was fired under seemingly unknown circumstances, but with rumors of some sort of indiscretion. Six months later, he called me. I thought, to have a casual conversation. He was a great teacher and my son really liked him. Towards the end of the conversation, he asked if he could take my son fishing. Immediately, a red flag went up and I artfully dodged the request. He called back a few months later with the same request. This time I was a little more emphatic and he never called back.
It gives me the creeps thinking about what may have happened to my son.
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