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  •  It will be up to those parents and taxpayers (13+ / 0-)

    to clean house on the school board, in the teacher's union  and in school policy.

    Male teachers don't rape girls just for the hell of it. They rape girls because they think they can get away with it.  And in this school they did get away with it, for a long, long time.

    There are likely more victims who will never speak up, and who will never have their day in court.

    •  well said. n/t (3+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM, LilithGardener, Siri

      I voted for the human beings.

      by denig on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 09:47:03 AM PST

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    •  As I said: That's how the universe is, sometimes. (1+ / 0-)
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      marina

      Particularly in a society as devoted as ours is to corporate institutions, whether government (school districts, municipalities) or private (joint-stock companies etc.).

      I'm not disagreeing that some sort of justice needs to be meted out -- mainly for the explicit message it sends, not just to this community and school district, but to all communities and school districts.

      Nonetheless, people who are writing comments reveling in the fact that the "school" will be "paying up" are losing track of reality. The "school" doesn't exist as anything other than a legal fiction, and it does not feel any regret, remorse or deprivation, regardless of such justice as is meted out. The fact is that a large fraction of the people who will be "held accountable" are people who are not in any way responsible -- particularly, the students whose educational experience will be substantially degraded because the school district will see lower budgets. Few of these students were even born during the time frame of the crimes. Indeed, given the time frame, it is likely that the majority of those who are going to pay the financial price for this "accountability" did not even live in the school district at the time.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 11:01:47 AM PST

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