Chicago, Ill., Jul 2, 2019 / 15:43 pm
After an investigative series by the Chicago Tribune uncovered numerous cases of sexual abuse and cover-up in the city's public schools, a local commentator is looking to the Archdiocese of Chicago as an example of putting safeguards for children into practice.
In an article last week, Kristen McQueary, a columnist and member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board, highlighted the scandal surrounding Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the need for greater transparency regarding sexual abuse there.
Police investigated 523 reports that children were sexually assaulted or abused inside city public schools from 2008 to 2017, or an average of one report each week, McQueary reported.
"Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools officials for months fought records requests from Tribune reporters on sexual assaults within schools," she said.