A horrifying report on sexual abuse in Chicago public schools sank without a trace last week. Why? | MercatorNet

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Another scathing report about sexual abuse was released last week. It shone a spotlight on the Chicago Public Schools system. It wasn’t covered by Associated Press, or the Chicago Tribune, or the Washington Post, or the New York Times, or the Boston Globe. In fact, it was barely covered at all.

And yet it was horrifying.

Here is the way Chicago City Wire, a tiny news service, summarized its findings: “Hundreds of Chicago Public Schools teachers sexually groomed, assaulted and raped CPS students last school year.” It included several lurid stories.

Its article was based on a report from the Chicago Public Schools Office of the Inspector General (OIG). It had received more than 470 adult-on-student sexual misconduct allegations during the 2021-22 school year. In 16 cases over the past four years criminal charges were initiated.

Hardly anyone paid attention.

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A horrifying report on sexual abuse in Chicago public schools sank without a trace last week. Why? | MercatorNet

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