October 27, 2007

It's the Culture That's Sick

Justin Katz

If only teachers were allowed to marry, this wouldn't be happening:

A nationwide Associated Press investigation found more than 2,500 cases over five years in which educators were punished for sexual misconduct.

The figures were gathered as part of a seven-month investigation in which AP reporters sought records on teacher discipline in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Across the country, sexual misconduct allegations led states to take action against the licenses of 2,570 educators from 2001 through 2005. That figure includes licenses that were revoked, denied and surrendered.

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It's a lot worse than that. 5 MILLION children have been molested by AFT and NEA members. Don't hold your breath for the front page stories or weepy documentaries.

"The mainstream media have heavily covered sex-abuse scandals in the Catholic Church, but some say the national news media have ignored an estimated 5 million students who have been sexually abused by their public-school teachers."

"Hofstra University researcher Charol Shakeshaft looked into the problem, and the first thing that came to her mind when Education Week reported on the study were the daily headlines about the Catholic Church. "[T]hink the Catholic Church has a problem?" she said. "The physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests"

Posted by: Mike at October 28, 2007 11:35 AM

Nobody wants to hear it, but it's a consequence of our fallen nature.

Teachers, clergy, baseball players, bloggers, reporters, etc., etc., . . . all sinful (not all committing the same sins, mind you, but all capable of sin).

Our culture has become so overly obsessed with sex . . . our young children are overly sexualized . . . look at the advertising on television, in magazines, on billboards . . . all in the name of "freedom."

There's a word for all this. It's "sinful."

Sadly, we are not permitted to speak that word in the halls of government. So we have to listen to fools who propose foolish solutions ("If only priests could marry . . .").

Posted by: brassband at October 28, 2007 11:59 AM
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