Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

ABUSE: Is screening needed for teachers?

Letter by Greg Cook, Fircrest on Feb. 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm with No Comments »
February 10, 2014 2:34 pm

Much has been written about the sexual abuse that occurred in the Catholic Church in recent decades. There has been a great deal of vitriol aimed at the church for that abuse and how it was subsequently handled.

An objective look at the church’s response will show that many safeguards are now in place, including more stringent psychological screening of candidates for the priesthood. So why not require psychological screening for those wishing to enter the teaching profession?

Another high-profile arrest (TNT, 2-8) seems to suggest that too many new teachers are unaware of appropriate boundaries with students. If those speaking up for Catholic children truly care about young people, will they call for the same remedies that they demand of the Catholic Church? Or is there some other agenda?


Leave a comment Comments
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0