It seems that the MSM is reporting almost daily the tragedy of alleged sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests.
Yet, little is said, except episodically, about the horror going on in U.S. Public Schools.
Just since 2007, no fewer than 2,200 separate sexual abuse cases have been filed against U. S. public school employees. This number takes into
account the relatively minuscule number of cases dismissed outright, dismissed under plea agreement or changed to other charges upon conviction.
This information is only informally collected since the FBI is not involved in these cases and they are not centrally collected elsewhere.
One source has attempted to document allegations, charges and dismissals, but there is no formal clearinghouse:
This site exists not to glorify bad behavior but rather to shed light upon a serious problem and one which appears to be getting worse with each
passing month and year.
In viewing the various pages which will comprise this site our readers are urged to always keep in mind that accusations are not proof of misconduct.
Anyone can accuse another of practically any misconduct imaginable. This does not make it so unless and until the accusations are proven in a court of
Everyone is entitled to a presumption of innocence regardless of that for which they stand accused. Please keep this in mind.
Given the blaring headlines, multi-million dollar settlements and calls for resignations and firings, including that of the Pope himself, this is
nothing less than a conspiracy of silence!
Regarding public school systems across the country, there are no comprehensive figures for educators who have abused students, said Charol Shakeshaft,
who is preparing a national report on child sex abuse by educators in public schools for the U.S. Department of Education. The report is mandated by
A national survey of 2,064 students in 2000 showed that 9.6 percent of public school students from kindergarten through 11th grade reported unwanted
sexual harassment or abuse by public school employees, mostly educators, said Shakeshaft, professor of educational policies at Hofstra University in
The survey, done by the American Association of University Women, listed educators as responsible for 57 percent of the abuse with the rest done by
other employees such as bus drivers and teachers' aides.
(If the survey were projected over the entire public school system, it would mean that 4.5 million students are subject to sexual abuse or harassment
by school employees)
One benefit of President Bush's "No Child Left Behind" was a survey by the US Dept. of Education that reported on sexual abuse in public
Consider the statistics: In accordance with a requirement of President Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act, in 2002 the Department of Education
carried out a study of sexual abuse in the school system.
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
So, in order to better protect children, did media outlets start hounding the worse menace of the school systems, with headlines about a “Nationwide
Teacher Molestation Cover-up” and by asking “Are Ed Schools Producing Pedophiles?”
No, they didn’t. That treatment was reserved for the Catholic Church, while the greater problem in the schools was ignored altogether.
The 2002 Department of Education report estimated that from 6 percent to 10 percent of all students in public schools would be victims of
abuse before graduation — a staggering statistic.
Yet, outside the Catholic Church, the reaction is increasingly accommodation instead of outrage.
The April 17, 2002, issue of USA Today featured an article titled “Sex Between Adults and Children” — a euphemistic way of referring to child
molestation. Under the headline was a ballot-like box suggesting possible opinions one might hold on the subject: “always harmful, usually harmful,
sometimes harmful, rarely harmful.” The newspaper’s answer: “Child’s age and maturity make for gray areas.”
So, where's the outrage?
Where are the statistics?
Where are the MSM coverage and headlines?
[edit on 8-4-2010 by jdub297]