A Student of History

October 21, 2007

AP Finds 2500 Teacher Molesters over 5 Years

Filed under: The world today — John Maass @ 6:27 am

Gee, I thought only Catholic priests abused kids……

From Fox:

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.

The seven-month investigation found 2,570 educators whose teaching credentials were revoked, denied, surrendered or sanctioned from 2001 through 2005 following allegations of sexual misconduct.

How come the media only seems to target priests, not teachers, in their stories?  Could it be bias against The Church?

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