Sunday, October 21, 2007

One more reason to homeschool

As if we didn't have enough reasons already... how about the blind-eye turned to sexual predators within our public school system?

When I was in high school we had a convicted rapist as one of our classmates. That was disconcerting enough, let me tell you, but teachers? Counselors? Principals? Apparently some of them took that "Pal in Principal" a little too far:
An Associated Press investigation found more than 2,500 cases over five years in which educators were punished for actions from bizarre to sadistic.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071021/ap_on_re_us/teacher_sex_abuse

And right on the tail of that story comes another:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071021/ap_on_re_us/teacher_sex_abuse_ii



3 comments:

  1. I've noticed that the things that make me glad we're homeschool do not usually have to do with the quality of education. Just add this to the list.

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  2. Hi sara

    this is exciting (as well as challenging) I lived in Switzerland briefly growing up (near Montreux) and LOVED it. I was convinced that I would move there as soon as I was able. Things have not worked out like that but still I have fond memories.

    For the past few years one of my herbal students is Swiss (a young woman just moved here a few years ago) I am sure that if you wanted someone to talk to she would be willing.

    Many blessings, tony(a)

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  3. you know, it's out on the streets too that makes me often thank God we are homeschooling, but this sort of thing!!! what is the world coming to!?!?!
    i only mean in terms of what we are accepting of these days. other than that, of course the world is full of beautiful people and mentors for our children - it's just a pain we have to use the screening process so much!

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