It is absolutely CRITICAL that teachers be protected against false charges of sexual abuse. The withdrawal of this attorney from these cases implies that he is no longer certain that the plaintiffs have a case.
A Michigan judge is being asked to decide Monday whether a 94-year-old former Winnetka teacher charged with molesting children should be evaluated for mental competency at jail or at his home, where he is receiving hospice care, according to his lawyer.
Should it matter that a 94-year-old former Winnetka teacher charged with sexually abusing children decades ago is near death? Do the plaintiffs not still have the right to see justice brought to pass? Or should this man's former victims let sleeping dogs lie?
In the United States, we believe in "innocent until proven guilty". It is imperative that teachers receive the proper training and support to help protect themselves against false charges. Are these educators guilty or innocent? At this point, only time will tell.
Schools had to grapple with the confusion of implementing two sets of guidelines with little explanation from both the departments. Consequently, the school managements lambasted the authorities over the lack of co-ordination among the departments. Not only did a number of points in the two sets of guidelines overlapped, but they were also very difficult to implement, the schools complained.