This is about Chicago, but do you think any of the other large districts are that much better? Betrayed: Chicago schools fail to protect students from sexual abuse — Chicago Tribune
They didn’t do proper background checks. When they fired people for cause, they didn’t bother to pass that information along to the next school.
Ineffective background checks exposed students to educators with criminal convictions and arrests for sex crimes against children. And CPS failed to disclose to other districts that past employees had resigned after investigators found credible evidence of abuse and harassment.
From rapes to groping to come-ons, the article details the failings of CPD. Though some of the abusers are in jail
And while there is enough incompetence to go around, in some cases the system worked to protect itself at the expense of the victims. (Color me shocked.)
The student-protection failures started in schoolhouses but include the CPS central office and the district’s Law Department, which kept the results of its investigations secret and even sought to undermine the athlete raped at Simeon when they fought her civil lawsuit.
The child-protection failures also extend to state government. Weaknesses in Illinois law help protect predators, and the State Board of Education sometimes takes years to discipline disgraced educators.
They also claim that the fact that the federal .gov is not collecting stats is a problem. Because apparently the Chicago Tribune thinks that the .gov should spend more money that it doesn’t have.