Ex-Michigan Band Teacher Admits to Sex

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    Ya know, those Catholic priests had better try harder.... it seems as if the public school teachers may be muscling in on their territory.....

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/07/07/D8IN5OUG0.html


    Oh, what was it that I said once? Teachers are much more likely to abuse children than Catholic priests? Yes, I did say that, and here's your proof.

    But then they're public school teachers, as in part of the Teacher's Union... and darlings of the media..... public school teachers can do no wrong!!!!

    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/4/5/01552.shtml

    according to this article 290,000 children have been abused by teachers in a nine year period ending in 2000... as opposed to 11,000 cases of abuse by Catholic priests since 1950.....

    so where is the liberal outrage over this? Where is are the headlines in "Time" and "Newsweek"? Where are the jokes on Letterman about public school teachers? Any exposes on NPR or in the NYT?

    I thought so.....
     
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    If I'm reading the site correctly, there are over 4.5 million teachers in the U.S...
    How many priests are there?
     
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    you can avoid priests you can't avoid school teachers...govt says you have to go to school...you don't have to go to church
     
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    This article is another example of a statistic being taken out of context to shift blame from a group the writer feels loyalty to. What I find particularly hypocritical is the taking of the exact opposite position when it comes to percentage of victims of pedophiles that are molested by same sex molesters. I'll wager that more than one poster will try to rationalize or even dismiss this hypocrisy.
     
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    and what exactly does this have to do with what i said
     
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    About 50,000 priests are in the US. And that further proves my point.

    The likelihood that a priest will abuse a kid is much lower than the liklihood a kid will be abused by a member of the general population. The likelihood a priest will abuse a kid is lower than the likelihood a teacher will.

    The study claims 14,000 cases of abuse since 1950 until the present. That's a span of over 50 years or about 280 cases a year (about 1 case for every 178 priests)

    In contrast, the 290,000 figure is over a 10 year period or 29,000 cases a year (about 1 case for every 155 teachers)
     
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    I'm as confused as you are, manu. I'd like to know what it has to do with ANYTHING. I didn't see where either article made a hard stand on the sexual preference of molestors AT ALL.

    So, how is pointing out - for example, and rightly - that while homosexuals comprise only 1-3% of the population, they account for 20-40% of all child molestations - taking "the exact opposite position"??!! :dunno:
     
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    This is so incredibly wrong. You cant even trust the band leader? If you have a good band directer they do nothing but work their butts off when do they have time to have any sort of sex let alone sex with students?

    our society is going down to hell. And no one seems to care.
     
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    From this same article:

    Since there are 90 times more teachers than priests, this would be an expected outcome. As I alleged earlier, mountain out of a molehill.
     
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    That is a very disturbing percentage.
     

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