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Offline Whooter

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Public School and Program Abuse
« on: June 05, 2010, 04:32:34 PM »
Wow, Just the tip of the iceberg?

According to a draft report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education, in compliance with the 2002 "No Child Left Behind" act signed into law by President Bush, between 6 percent and 10 percent of public school children across the country have been sexually abused or harassed by school employees and teachers.

Extrapolating data from the latter, she estimated roughly 290,000 students experienced some sort of physical sexual abuse by a school employee from a single decade—1991-2000. That compares with about five decades of cases of abusive priests.
Such figures led her to contend "the physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests."

Some of the most recent cases of school sexual abuse include the following:

•  In 2002, a California high school teacher ran off to Las Vegas with one of her 15-year-old students;
•  The same year, a Louisiana teacher was accused of having an affair with a 14-year-old student;
•  In the Bronx, one teacher was charged with the statutory rape of a 16-year-old former student;
•  In March, a 20-year-old Anderson, Ind. choir aide was charged with allegedly raping a 16-year-old female student—the two had a consensual relationship for three months before the girl asked to break it off;
•  A week earlier, an Indianapolis Public Schools substitute was caught having sex with a 15-year-old student in a vacant classroom;
•  A Washington state teacher was convicted of 10 counts of sexually exploiting minors by persuading them to pose nude for him—he then uploaded some of the images to a Web site;
•  Also in Washington, state officials say 159 coaches of girls sports have been fired or reprimanded over the last decade for sexual misconduct;
•  An investigation found more than 60 instances in the last four years of Texas high school and middle school coaches losing jobs as a result of allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Re: Public School Abuse
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 09:52:37 PM »
Have I got this right ... a 6-year old report of a draft based on a 4 year older survey  has an author who concludes teacher sexual abuse in public schools exceeds that of priests, at least on a relative basis?  Even though priest abuse apparently involves touching or more, while the teacher "abuse" could be an off-hand remark someone thinks has a sexual connotation?  But why no final report?  Why nothing newer on the subject than 6 years?  And why little to no substantiation of the allegations?

There is no doubt that teachers have taken advantage of their position in some cases, and that students have suffered as a result.  But an off-the-cuff remark that someone takes offense at is not the same as rape.

And --- if the report was ever accepted as meriting publishing, and the subject were such a big issue, wouldn't there be something about the matter in the last half-decade plus?
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Re: Public School Abuse
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 08:12:26 AM »
A former teacher at a Fauquier County middle school has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for producing child pornography by filming himself engaging in sexual activity with a student.

Thirty-four-year-old Scott C. Howe, who taught at Cedar Lee Middle School, was convicted at a bench trial earlier this year. Howe used a video camera on multiple occasions to document sexual activity between himself and a teenage student who had been assigned to him for special instruction.

Howe plied the victim with alcohol and filmed some of the sex acts at the school.

Howe's defense lawyer called the crime an aberration and said "something snapped."

The term of 17.5 years was less than what prosecutors sought but more than the mandatory minimum of 15 years.

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Re: Public School Abuse
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010, 04:08:52 PM »
Joseph E. Hayes, a former principal in East St. Louis, Ill. DNA evidence in a civil case determined that he impregnated a 14-year-old student. Never charged criminally, his license was suspended.......



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Re: Public School Abuse
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010, 05:50:09 PM »
_ Donald M. Landrum, a high school teacher in Polk County, N.C. His bosses warned him not to meet with female students behind closed doors. They put a glass window in his office door, but Landrum papered over it. Police later found pornography and condoms in his office and alleged that he was about to have sex with a female student. His license was revoked in 2005.



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availability of spec ed services varies
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2010, 07:03:29 PM »
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Ursus if I remember correctly you were advocating back on the JRC thread for children with Aspergers, High Functioning Autism and other disabilities, for their parents to place them back in the public school system. Now mind you I am not advocating JRC but just say'in that public schools are not the answer either.
The idea is "least restrictive" environment. The ultimate goal is self-sufficiency, or as close to it as possible. Since the feasibility of realizing that goal is quite high and quite probable when it comes to Aspies and high-functioning Autistics, it makes little sense to take a kid out of the mainstream when it isn't necessary. If anything, it presents yet another problematic transition and social environment that the kid needs to learn and adjust to, one that will, in all likelihood, have little or nothing to do with his or her life in the real world.

Moreover, since these programs all pretty much rely on TC-derived "positive peer culture" environments to do their inculcating, this can be, depending on the personality of the kid, potentially lethal. You put an introspective, socially-inhibited Aspie into an environment like that, you're asking for a bully fest.

As far as public schools go, it really depends mostly on the neighborhood and/or town, doesn't it? If you think that what's going on in a PS in Grosse Point, Michigan or Manhasset, Long Island can possibly compare with what's going on in a PS in the South Bronx, you are seriously delusional.
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Re: Public School Abuse
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2010, 10:28:30 PM »
_ Rebecca A. Boicelli, a former teacher in Redwood City, Calif. She conceived a child with a 16-year-old former student then went on maternity leave in 2004 while police investigated. She was hired to teach in a nearby school district; board members said police hadn't told them about the investigation.



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Re: Public School Abuse
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2010, 10:58:17 PM »
No, most teachers are not pedophiles and rapists. Also, schools are becoming much more savvy about getting rid of these teachers. They aren't burying cases. It is a little difficult now with some female perpetrators because many of them have no priors at all. You can't tell by looking. There are vigorous background checks on federal and local levels.  

A married teacher who was recently busted near my area had a fundie Christian website with all kinds of platitudes about righteous living. People were shocked.

I don't really get it though. You have to be a total moron to mess with a student. Even if you had no ethics or morality at all, just on the basis of self preservation.... why would you do that?  I think many male coaches and teachers can keep it quiet longer due to intimidation on their part and shame on the female student's part.  But if a female teacher messes with a male student, it comes out faster. The weird thing is that many of my male friends say this would be their dream.

It is important to teach kids about boundaries, "tricky" people, and gut instinct.  I like the term "tricky" people because it helps explain those who have a nice, caring persona.
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Re: Public School Abuse
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2010, 11:12:11 PM »
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No, most teachers are not pedophiles and rapists. Also, schools are becoming much more savvy about getting rid of these teachers. They aren't burying cases. It is a little difficult now with some female perpetrators because many of them have no priors at all. You can't tell by looking. There are vigorous background checks on federal and local levels.  

A married teacher who was recently busted near my area had a fundie Christian website with all kinds of platitudes about righteous living. People were shocked.

I don't really get it though. You have to be a total moron to mess with a student. Even if you had no ethics or morality at all, just on the basis of self preservation.... why would you do that?  I think many male coaches and teachers can keep it quiet longer due to intimidation on their part and shame on the female student's part.  But if a female teacher messes with a male student, it comes out faster. The weird thing is that many of my male friends say this would be their dream.

It is important to teach kids about boundaries, "tricky" people, and gut instinct.  I like the term "tricky" people because it helps explain those who have a nice, caring persona.
Yep. I agree. Often those "tricky people" are very popular teachers or staff!

But the way public schools handle these events of sexual predation is also far different than the way programs handle them. Which, I suspect, given previous discussions I've come across, is a point that Whooter will try handily to obfuscate.  :D
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Re: Public School Abuse
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2010, 10:09:33 AM »
Quote from: "Pile of Dead Kids"
(and believe me, when FOX FUCKING 'NEWS' sees the obvious flaws..) in some dumb bitch's gross misuse of statistics, which was seized upon by Newsmax to protect the Catholic Church, because she was dumb enough to mis-cite a report from feminists and ended up conflating teachers' harassment with teenage boys'.


You might recall it was Fox that did the three part series on WWASP. They did a good job too. Other than Montana's PBS - what other American media or news organization has done as much?
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Re: Public School Abuse
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2010, 04:03:18 PM »
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Garland police have arrested a teaching assistant at Naaman Forest High School and accused him of raping a teenage girl.
Dennis Connor, 27, of Garland was being held Tuesday at the city jail on a charge of sexual assault of a child -- rape. Bond was set at $25,000.
Connor was arrested late Monday afternoon after police received an "outcry" from a student who said he raped her, said Officer Joe Harn, police spokesman.
"Police detectives are continuing their investigation and are not ruling out the possibility of other inappropriate relationships with students Connor may have had," Harn said.
Anyone with information about Connor can call Garland Crime Stoppers at 972-272-8477, Harn said.




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Re: Public School Abuse
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2010, 06:01:33 PM »
One report mandated by Congress estimated that as many as 4.5 million students, out of roughly 50 million in American schools, are subject to sexual misconduct by an employee of a school sometime between kindergarten and 12th grade. That figure includes verbal harassment that's sexual in nature.



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Re: Public School Abuse
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2010, 03:32:25 AM »
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October 2007: "Mary Jo McGrath, attorney at law, Founder and President of McGrath Systems, Inc., graduated magna cum laude in 1974 from the University of California Los Angeles, and from Loyola University School of Law cum laude in 1977. She has been a practicing attorney for nearly 30 years, specializing in employee performance issues and legal mandates in the school and workplace.

    In 1989, after serving as a partner in one of California's most prestigious law firms, she founded her own law office specializing in education and personnel law. Ms. McGrath's unique practice involves cases dealing with termination, suspension, and layoffs, as well as labor relation matters such as negotiations, arbitrations, unfair practice proceedings and employment discrimination issues, with an emphasis on sexual harassment and educator sexual abuse.

    Ms. McGrath is author of School Bullying: Tools for Avoiding Harm and Liability (Corwin Press, 2007). Her training company, McGrath Training Systems, also produces the highly acclaimed educational video series for schools Student Sexual Harassment and Abuse: Minimize the Risk and The Early Faces of Violence: From Schoolyard Bullying and Ridicule to Sexual Harassment. McGrath Training has delivered workshops on topics ranging from sexual harassment and abuse awareness and investigation to employee supervision evaluation and leadership to more than 250,000 school administrators, teachers, staff, students, parents and community members.

    Ms. McGrath is acknowledged as an international expert in sexual harassment and child sexual abuse as well as employee performance, quality and discipline law. She served an expert consultant to the office of the California Governor on teacher tenure reform and has been the featured legal expert on CBS' Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and 48 Hours programs on the issue of sexual harassment and abuse and on ABC's 20/20 on the issue of teacher quality and performance. She has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Redbook, Reader's Digest, Seventeen and several nationally circulated professional journals. Ms. McGrath served as Chair of the US Department of Education Safe, Disciplined and Drug-Free Schools Expert Panel from 2000 to 2002. "
    http://www.mcgrathinc.com/presenters-mm.html

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    October 2007: "'...I think every single school district in the nation has at least one perpetrator. At least one,' says Mary Jo McGrath, a California lawyer who has spent 30 years investigating misconduct in schools....They can't see what's in front of their face. Not unlike a kid in an alcoholic family, who'll say, 'My family is great,' says McGrath, the California lawyer and investigator who now trains school systems how to recognize what she calls the 'red flags' of misconduct."



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Re: Public School Abuse
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2010, 03:33:02 AM »
QUOTE: 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.



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Re: Public School Abuse
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2010, 12:15:06 PM »
findings of an AP investigation in which reporters sought disciplinary records in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The result is an unprecedented national look at the scope of sex offenses by educators _ the very definition of breach of trust.

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.

Young people were the victims in at least 1,801 of the cases, and more than 80 percent of those were students.


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