K-12 Education: Selected Cases of Public and Private Schools That Hired Or Retained Individuals with Histories of Sexual Misconduct

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DIANE Publishing, Apr 1, 2011 - 44 pages
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There have been cases of physical abuse of children at youth residential treatment programs and public and private schools. However, children are also vulnerable to sexual abuse. A 2004 report estimated that millions of students are subjected to sexual misconduct by a school employee at some time between kindergarten and the twelfth grade (K-12). This report: (1) examines the circumstances surrounding cases where K-12 schools hired or retained individuals with histories of sexual misconduct and determine the factors contributing to such employment actions; and (2) provides an overview of selected federal and state laws related to the employment of convicted sex offenders in K-12 schools. Illus. This is a print on demand report.

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