The report out today is that there are some 2,570 cases that were reported over a 5 year span. And according to ABC news about 10 percent of all children boys and girls, in kindergarten through 11th grade have reported receiving some sort of sexual harassment by an adult while in school. About 7 percent of those cases involved physical abuse, said Charol Shakeshaft, an education professor at Hofstra University and author of a congressionally mandated study on teacher misconduct for the Department of Education.Just think of the amounts that are not reported. Now we have another teacher running off with a 13 year old boy. And finally a death comes from a teacher’s sextra credit, where the teacher’s husband shot to death the teen student that his wife was molesting. This poor boy was victimized twice, once by the teacher then by her husband. When are we going to get tough on these perverts who are running into the teaching profession?
The way we are handling these teachers is akin to how the Catholic Church handled the hordes of perverted men who ran to join the priesthood and thus began the molestation scandals there. Mary Kay Letourneau convicted child rapist recently did an interview saying that she understood why these teachers are running away. She said that instead of allowing her to be separated from her children, she bore with her then 12 year old lover; she would have run off as well. The sentences are slim to none for these perverted teachers so that it is a no brainer as to why others come up the ranks and do the same thing. Schools at this point seem to be a haven for pedophiles. There are so many cases that it should be looked at like a serious epidemic in the school system. They can start calling the schools systems motto no child left un-sexed. Maybe the schools don’t want to take the time to pay attention to what these teachers are doing or maybe they are choosing to overlook it so as not to have scandal raging around their schools. Whatever it is, the schools are woefully ill at protecting our children.
I am going to raise another view on this issue and that is the race of the perpetrators because I really think that if the majority of these teachers were Black, the powers that be would put a stop to this behavior immediately. We see from the numbers on crime that Blacks are far more likely to face jail time and harsher penalties for the very same crimes committed by Whites. So why hasn’t there been a tidy little catch phrase like Black on Black crime, how about we call it White teacher on student crime. Now each time a teacher does her or his thing with a student we can talk about how White teacher on student crime is out of control. Because, isn’t it really out of control? I am sure that a lot of people will read this part and feel that this is problematic. But I am looking at the fact that when something that America feels is a problem is being perpetrated by a few more Blacks than Whites it is worthy of a catch phrase. Such as with the baggy pants epidemic, aren’t White kids in White areas wearing their clothes the same way?
Until we start severely punishing these pedophiles, because that is what they are, this type of behavior will continue until it is down to our pre-school and kindergarten children. Instead of looking at it as a victimless crime when boys are molested by female teachers we should look at this problem the same way we see male teacher on female student crime. I for one will continue to bring this White teacher on student crime to the attention of all who wish to read about it. We need to start asking our law makers what exactly is it they plan to do to fix this problem. Until we see the disparity of crime in America no one will lift a finger to do anything about any problem involving a large number of White people victimizing others. If you would like more information on White crime statistics please refer to a couple of posts that I found highly informative, Read them and weep, Statistical rates are not real numbers, Raw numbers don’t lie , and Black crime statistics are hopelessly screwed, I mean skewed . All these posts talk about the ridiculousness of crime statistics how they hurt us all in America.