According to a recent report, throughout the first nine months of the year, public school teachers were detained for sex-related offences involving pupils at a rate of one per day.
269 educators, including 4 administrators, 2 deputy principals, 226 instructors, 20 teacher’s aids, and 17 substitute teachers, were detained, according to data analysis by Fox News.
Only alleged offences that result in arrests and that are covered by some local media were included in the analysis.
Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute Christopher Rufo attempted to contextualize the figure.
In a statement, he said that “the number of teachers jailed for child sex abuse is merely the tip of the iceberg”—much like it was for the Catholic Church until it was widely publicized and investigated in the early 2000s.
According to the Department of Education’s publication of the finest academic evidence, between kindergarten and twelfth grade, 10% of public-school pupils are believed to have experienced physical abuse.
Although the subject is unpleasant to examine, Erika Sanzi, director of outreach for Parents Defending Education, said it must be allowed to linger.
According to Fox, she stated in a statement that “educator sexual abuse is a huge problem that usually gets disregarded because it’s so hard to talk about.” While only a small percentage of teachers and school staff prey on the children entrusted to their care, she claimed that one bad actor could harm a large number of students.