818 allegations of abuse since 2003.
In most of those cases - 568 of them - Chicago Public School investigators determined the children were telling the truth.Oh, and the Chicago Schools aren't all that interested in investigating. Not with any urgency anyway.
The 2 Investigators found reports of students beaten with broomsticks, whipped with belts, yard sticks, struck with staplers, choked, stomped on and pushed down stairs.Teachers found guilty of abuse, were given a slap on the wrist and sent back to "teach" the kids.
Arne Duncan - now our Secretary of Education under Dear Leader - was the Superintendent of Chicago Schools. He maintained that anyone hitting a student would be gone. Yeah, right.
But that's not what happened under Duncan's watch. Of the 568 verified cases, only 24 led to termination. Records show one teacher who quote "battered students for several years" was simply given a "warning" by the Board of Education.This is, according to Dear Leader, one of the Best People for the Job anywhere in the country. I guess it helps that he plays Basketball with Obama.
And another student was given "100 licks with a belt." The abuse was substantiated, but the records show the teacher was not terminated.
Now, to be fair, it is hard to fire a teacher. Unions and rules of tenure stand in your way. But they can't stop you from having criminal charges filed. Isn't assault a crime, even if a teacher assaults a student? (100 lashes with a belt ought to be a crime, even in Chicago.) [via iFeminists.com]