Friday, January 11, 2013

Since Lanner: What I've Learned, What I Wonder At a time when touching a student can trigger disciplinary action, is it fair to retroactively apply current standards of behavior to teachers?

Since Lanner: What I've Learned, What I Wonder. By Gary Rosenblatt of the Jewish Week NY. 1/8/13
"I don’t think there are easy answers to these and many other such “gray area” cases, and I struggle with a response, not only as a journalist but simply as a member of the Jewish community.
We’ve come a long way in the last dozen years in terms of awareness of abuse. But we still have a long way to go in thinking first of the victims and potential future victims, and in being a confident and responsible community rather than one fearful and insecure.
In the end it’s not about “airing our dirty laundry in public.” It’s about cleaning it, and keeping it clean."

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