Why do schools protect teachers that have sexually assaulted or abused children? As the Boston Globe has reported:
“The Globe Spotlight Team, as part of its ongoing investigation of sexual misconduct at the region’s private schools, identified 31 educators since the 1970s who, after being accused of sexually exploiting, assaulting, or harassing students, moved on to work at other schools or other settings with children, sometimes with a warm recommendation letter in hand.”
This practice simply should not happen. An adult who has abused the power of his or her position to abuse a child should not be around children again. A school who continues to employ or re-employ such a teacher demonstrates callous disregard for the safety of the kids in its building.