From the LA Weekly we have a longish story on how the sausage gets made in Sacramento.
Why California Democrats Protect Sex Abuser Teachers
How Betsy Butler and Mike Eng torpedoed Alex Padilla's sex-pervert bill, SB 1530
Let's start by stipulating that tenure is good for school teachers, considering how poorly they are paid and how important it is to them to make it to the sanctuary of retirement at age…I guess 65 or maybe 55. Tenure means that rich, irate parents can't run them out of town and gives them some room to be creative in the classroom.
On the other hand, schools should not be a place where child abuse is tolerated by bureaucratic inertia. The linked article makes California Public Schools sound like the Catholic Church in light of The Boston Globe series, except AFTER The Boston Globe series. Was nothing learned? Is sexual abuse wrong only if it is the Catholic Church or Happy Valley?
Regards — Cliff