Haters of religion like to pretend that the Catholic Church is somehow unique in cases of sexual abuse, but it turns out that our public school system is a far worse place to send our kids than a church.
A recent report finds that cases of sexual abuse of children are 100 times worse in our public schools than it is in the Catholic Church.
Data analysis from Fox News showed that 269 educators were arrested, including four principals, two assistant principals, 226 teachers, 20 teacher’s aides and 17 substitute teachers.
The analysis only counted alleged crimes that results in arrests and that also hit the media.
The analysis looked at local news stories week by week featuring arrests of K-12 principals, assistant principals, teachers, substitute teachers and teachers’ aides on child sex-related crimes in school districts across the country. Arrests that weren’t publicized were not counted in the analysis, meaning the true number may well be higher.
Only 43 of the alleged crimes, or 16%, did not involve students. It is not known whether another 10% of the alleged crimes involved students.
Men also made up the vast majority, with over 80% of the arrests.
There are an estimated 3.2 million public school teachers in the country, meaning the arrests compiled by Fox News Digital make up only 0.0084%.
“The number of teachers arrested for child sex abuse is just the tip of the iceberg — much as it was for the Catholic Church prior to widespread exposure and investigation in the early 2000s,” Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “The best available academic research, published by the Department of Education, suggests that nearly 10% of public school students suffer from physical abuse between kindergarten and twelfth grade.”
“According to that research, the scale of sexual abuse in the public schools is nearly 100 times greater than that of the Catholic Church,” he said. “The question for critics who seek to downplay the extent of public-school sexual abuse is this: How many arrests need to happen before you consider it a problem? How many children need to be sexually abused by teachers before you consider it a crisis?”
Once again, the left’s narrative is a lie and it is THEIR institutions where the real abuse occurs.