Bearing Blog links to a National Catholic Register article about the controversy surrounding a Colorado law that would lift the statute of limitations on suing the Catholic Church over sex abuse, but would exempt a number of other institutions, notably public schools.
Currently, a child abused by his Colorado school teacher may only seek redress if he reports the abuse within 180 days of its occurrence.
When one 17-year-old testified about how he was abused by the former school board president of his high school, the panel chairman (Sen. Ron Tupa, himself a social studies teacher in Colorado's Boulder Valley School District) stood up and walked out. However, he later assured reporters that he had seen no information to suggest there was any problem with sex abuse in public schools.
Nice to know everyone has the best interests of children at heart...
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