Pedophiles are only evil if they are priests

By Renee Nal on Friday, May 30th, 2014 in Abuse No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the United Nations criticized the Vatican for what the “Committee Against Torture” panel has referred to as an inadequate response to child sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. Once again, the UN has resurrected the hyped-up fear over so-called “pedophile priests,” while ignoring the ongoing epidemic of teachers having sex with students.

More arrests expected as nation’s ‘worst education scandal’ continues to unfold

By Jason on Monday, October 15th, 2012 in Commentary No Comments

By Ben Velderman EL PASO, Texas – Earlier this month, former El Paso schools superintendent Lorenzo Garcia was sentenced to three years and six months in a federal prison for his role in an elaborate cheating scandal, which inflated school test scores by removing low-performing students from the classroom on test day.

Do kids have “special needs” because schools fail them?

By Jason on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 in School Choice, Spending, Unions 3 Comments

By Ben Velderman LOS ANGELES – The long-standing rap against charter schools is that they cherry-pick only the best and brightest students, and leave the “hard cases” for the underfunded traditional public schools. Critics say this is why charters typically have higher student test scores than traditional schools.