How Many Kids Are Sexually Abused by Their Teachers? (Study: Probably Millions)

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    Feb 11, 2012 8:14 AM GMT
    Replace the word "Teachers" with "Priests" and imagine the outrage. It's remarkable that the powers that be don't want to pony up the money to investigate further.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2012/02/is_sexual_abuse_in_schools_very_common_.html

    Los Angeles police are investigating a teacher aide at Miramonte Elementary School who allegedly sent love letters to an 11-year-old student. The student’s mother discovered the letters in 2009, but she says police and school officials didn’t take the matter seriously until last week, when two other teachers at the same school were arrested for sexually abusing students in separate cases. Is sexual abuse in schools really as common as these reports make it seem?

    Possibly. The best available study suggests that about 10 percent of students suffer some form of sexual abuse during their school careers. In the 2000 report, commissioned by the American Association of University Women, surveyors asked students between eighth and 11th grades whether they had ever experienced inappropriate sexual conduct at school. The list of such conduct included lewd comments, exposure to pornography, peeping in the locker room, and sexual touching or grabbing. Around one in 10 students said they had been the victim of one or more such things from a teacher or other school employee, and two-thirds of those reported the incident involved physical contact. If these numbers are representative of the student population nationwide, 4.5 million students currently in grades K-12 have suffered some form of sexual abuse by an educator, and more than 3 million have experienced sexual touching or assault. This number would include both inappropriate romantic relationships between teachers and upperclassmen, and outright pedophilia.
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    Feb 11, 2012 1:28 PM GMT
    You're such an opportunist. Do you have any core beliefs? At all?
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    Feb 11, 2012 1:37 PM GMT
    I bet the person who conducted that "study" was an ugly old hag who never got abused as a child, and still can't get "abused" as an adult. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 11, 2012 5:03 PM GMT
    So conflicted. As an adult, hate a teacher disturbing a teenager's natural romantic/sexual growth. But as a student, I YEARNED for some fuck from a couple of my teachers. They were kind of assholes but still I would have cut a bitch to get at them.

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    I didn't get any inkling that any teachers were fucking with students in any way in any class I took. I still can't imagine it happening looking back.
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    Feb 11, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidYou're such an opportunist. Do you have any core beliefs? At all?


    I'm skeptical - but the stats are inflated probably more because of their liberal interpretation of sexual abuse. But this doesn't explain why this isn't a bigger issue - especially given the attacks on other professions that aren't as "PC".