Everything big city Democrat mayors like Rahm Emanuel do is for the kids, they tell us with ersatz earnestness.
Rahm—Tiny Dancer, I call him--is quick to take up cause célèbres like the Parkland high school gun control brigade in the name of school safety.
What Rahm and his leftist colleagues won’t do is change school systems run by the adults for the adults—even when some of those adults are child predators.
In a blockbuster expose, the Chicago Tribune documented a long-running sex abuse scandal inside the Chicago Public Schools that should end Tiny Dancer’s career, that should be international news on par with coverage given the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, and that should serve as a warning to public school parents across the country.
According to the Tribune, since Tiny Dancer was elected in 2011, 430 reports of sexual abuse, assault or harassment have been investigated with credible evidence of misconduct found in 230 of those incidents.
The Tribune also found that school administrators may have acted criminally in failing to report incidents of abuse to the state’s child welfare agency.
Worse yet, the story identified repeated failures to screen out Chicago Public Schools employees with prior arrests related to alleged sexual offenses involving children.
A lot of attention is devoted to holding pols and their appointees accountable for threats to kids in school that come from the outside.
What about the threats they welcome inside and cover for?