The Associated Press is running a very telling article about sexual misconduct in our nation's schools. One of the more frightening statistics said the following:

One report mandated by Congress estimated that as many as 4.5 million students, out of roughly 50 million in American schools, are subject to sexual misconduct by an employee of a school sometime between kindergarten and 12th grade. That figure includes verbal harassment that's sexual in nature.

As a mom, what do you think is causing the growing number of sexual misconduct cases in schools?

1. Parents and students are reporting teacher and student sex now more than they did in the past.
2. Society has become more sexualized and the lines have been blurred between adult and child.
3. There are no adequate background checks for teachers. (A lot of teachers who have been accused of sexual misconduct simply lose their current job, but end up teaching elsewhere.)

Let's hear your thoughts.

Tags: AP, children, misconduct, sexual

Views: 1

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I think it's a combination of all three. I also think turning your kids over to strangers isn't the best way to raise them so we homeschool. They're happier and I'm happier.

Shine On,
Lill

RSS

Daily Blog Prompt

Question of the Day

Girls' Night Out

We're all very, very busy and tend to keep up with our friends via social media. But, do you take time for girls' nights out?

Join the conversation to win a free Starbucks gift card. And, see yesterday's winner!


A SPECIAL GREETING FROM FRAN DRESCHER

MOM BLOGGERS FOR SOCIAL GOOD

Mom Bloggers for Social Good is a global coalition of 2000+ mom bloggers who currently span over twenty countries and who care about spreading the good news about the amazing work non-profit organizations and NGOs are doing around the world. Want to make a difference? Please join us!

© 2015   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service