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Putting Children Last

Whose interests do you think should be protected in our schools? Should it be the kids, or should it be the teachers?

“We have to be careful,” said James Ball, director of the Public Education Department’s Educator Quality Division. “We have to protect teachers as well as the children.”

In the context of this story, Ball’s statement just makes me sick. They can pull a judge off the bench who has been accused of sexual abuse, but they won’t act swiftly to keep a child molester away from a classroom. What’s wrong with this picture?