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  •  You think school districts are rich? (2+ / 0-)
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    Cthulhu, qofdisks

    Let me explain it to you.  If the school district pays out $15 million to protect one child, then all the other children lose their right to an education.

    So when you say something like

    What sort of person(s) appears to be more concerned with how much money it will cost the District than they are with their own abject failure to protect the children?
    I answer with:  The type of person who understands that bankrupting a school district and leaving all students without access to learning does not undo the sexual assault.  AND, it does not actually punish those who comitted the assault.

    Throw the child molesters in jail, and don't rob the children who need to learn.  Pretty simple, right?

    •  well ok (1+ / 0-)
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      as long as the adults who were mandated reporters and ignored the reports of the abuse are civilly liable

      •  They aren't. As agents of the school they (0+ / 0-)

        are protected because they didn't do anything, the school did.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 09:06:44 AM PST

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      •  No, criminally liable (0+ / 0-)

        If they aided and abetted the child molesters, throw them in jail too.

        Civilly liable means the school districts and taxpayers who did nothing wrong are bankrupted and the children don't learn.

        Civilly liable means a whole bunch of lawyers get a whole bunch of money, while those adults declare bankruptcy and pay nothing.

        Throw them in jail for criminal, not civil charges.  Unless you just want to rob innocent children trying to learn.

    •  Do I think school districts are rich? (3+ / 0-)

      Of course not.  Anyone who has been sentient over the past decade understands exactly how perilous the finances of public school districts are, particularly in this economy.  

      But I don't think is is unreasonable to expect a school district to be equally concerned about the welfare of the children entrusted to them--including clearly and unmistakably defending them from sexual predators--as they are about their financial situation.  

      In fact, if they made the best efforts possible to defend children from employee sexual predators, they would be placing their districts in less financial jeopardy from lawsuits by victimized children.   Ignoring allegations of abuse isn't in the best interest of the "alleged victim(s)" or in the best financial interests of the school district.

      This is, of course, Just my opinion, which as a taxpayer, and a grandparent, I am expressing.  If you disagree, that's certainly your prerogative.  


    •  This school district looks to be quite rich. (0+ / 0-)

      I voted for the human beings.

      by denig on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 10:42:41 AM PST

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