Saturday, April 19, 2008

The other sexual abuse scandal

"A Tahlequah High School teacher and coach is expected to be arraigned today on second-degree rape charges," the Associated Press reported yesterday. This is "the second TPS employee in a month to be charged with second-degree rape after an alleged sexual encounter with a female student."

Education researcher Jay P. Greene observes on his new blog that "as Pope Benedict XVI visited with victims of sexual abuse by priests in Boston yesterday, the news was again filled with concerns about the widespread and persistent nature of these abuses in the Church. ... But a recent analysis by the Associated Press suggests that sexual misconduct among male teachers is at least as common as among male priests."

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