May 9, 2008

Government school abuse accusations, transfers and alleged inaction

Have you been reading the news stories in the L.A. Times over the past week about cases of L.A. government school officials allegedly not doing anything, or much of anything, about student accusations against teachers?

Just about every week, the Times carries news stories about arrests of staffers in government schools on charges of molesting students.

Studies have shown that the government schools have a bigger molestation problem than the Church has had. Now, by mentioning that, I am of course NOT excusing any clergy-hierarchy crimes and cover-ups. I am of course saying ONLY that people who sincerely want to protect children and teens need to go after the government schools, not just the Church.

Another point is that such government school cases prove that people are wrong to blame clergy-hierarchy sex abuse on clerical celibacy. Government school staffers take no vow of celibacy, yet they still commit abuse against students.


Anonymous DAve said...

O Q you have greatly understated the case.

Just about the last people you'd ever want to expose your children to are credentialed teachers and administrators.

and i know because I is one-

As I say you have GREATLY understated the case.

12:06 PM  
Blogger skeetor said...

I don't think its an insult to blogs to say that when I hear about things like this on blogs and not on network news stations it becomes more transparent what the true motives are of those same network news stations, that of discrediting organized religion in general and its schooling of our children. I may be reading more into it, but I doubt it.

1:30 PM  
Blogger tuleesh said...

Oh, well there goes HizEminence or some other bishop, again. My how some things just don't change . . . . oh wait. I'm sorry. I thought you were talking about how certain bishops behave with pederast and ephebophile priests: they just tranfer 'em.

So now, the hierarchy of the LAUSD is doing exactly what irresponsible bishops have been doing for decades and in so doing demonstrate that image is more important than confronting and solving a very serious and soul-killing problem.

Quamdiu Domine. Quamdiu!!!!

Sanctae Maria Ora Pro Nobis!!

12:20 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Skeetor,

Good to hear from you!

You've hit the nail on the head when you say the news media are trying to discredit religion.

The news media love government schools and government employee unions, so they don't go after them.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Dave,

Thanks for backing me up. Here's an excerpt on the subject from pp. 167-168 of Ann Coulter's book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism:

"Analyzing the data from a survey by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, statistics professor Carol Shakeshaft estimates that between 1991 and 2000, roughly 290,000 students were subjected to physical sexual abuse by teachers or other school personnel. In her report for the U.S. Department of Education, Shakeshaft says that about one in ten American children has been sexually abused in some way at school.

"Compare that with Catholic priests. A study by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said that 10,667 allegations of sexual abuse of children had been made between 1950 and 2002. Multiply that by four to account - generously - for unreported cases and it comes to 821 children abused by priests per year. Priests: 820 abused children per year; educators: 32,000 abused children per year. For those of you who went to public schools, 32,000 is greater than 820."

"In the footnotes, she gives this website as her source: "

12:31 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Tuleesh,

Let's hope that some bishops have learned their lesson and that the ones who haven't will be replaced.

The biggest help of all would be for dioceses to stop admitting homosexuals to the seminaries, let alone ordaining them priests; homosexuals molest at a far higher rate than average.

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Looks like you're a prophet of sortz:

1:25 PM  
Anonymous DAve said...


...heard it here first!! ;)

10:16 PM  

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