At the bottom of this post you'll see a quote from an Oregon Senator that reflects (really)the mindset of some people which allows abuse numbers to continue to grow. What is this guy thinking? He's thinking that there will ALWAYS be abuse of vulnerable people no matter what we think or do. He's wrong. From the Oregonian...
"The Confederation of Oregon School Administrators supports bills that will protect children and provide clarity on expectations for districts and educators, said Chuck Bennett, lobbyist for the group.
The package of legislation is "all substantially headed in the right direction," said Vickie Chamberlain, executive director for the teacher standards commission.
Sen. Mark Hass, D-Raleigh Hills, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, said he wants the legislation to protect children while ensuring districts are not burdened with expensive new requirements:
"I don't know if you can ever do enough," he said. "It is hard to eliminate this kind of behavior in any walk of life."