10/01/2009

Kevin Jennings admits that he knew about 15-year-old boy's sexual relationship with older man and did nothing to report or stop it

Jennings released this statement on Wednesday afternoon.

“Twenty one years later I can see how I should have handled this situation differently. I should have asked for more information and consulted legal or medical authorities. Teachers back then had little training or guidance about this kind of thing. All teachers should have a basic level of preparedness. I would like to see the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools play a bigger role in helping to prepare teachers.”

-Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools

Education Secretary Arne Duncan also released a statement. Read it below:

"Kevin Jennings has dedicated his professional career to promoting school safety. He is uniquely qualified for his job and I am honored to have him on our team."

-Arne Duncan, Education Secretary


From ABC's Jake Trapper:

That Jennings knew of a sexually active 15-year-old, of any gender, involved with “an older man” and didn’t take steps to report that relationship to the student’s parents or to authorities has made him a target for criticism -- long before he was put in charge of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools. . . . .

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Blogger James said...

OT:

Dr. Lott,

I don't know if you've come across this yet,

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090930121512.htm

This will probably get some press. Just reading the summary and the abstract I suspect there are serious problems with this study, but I'm sure you and folks like Dave Kopel could shed more light on it.

10/01/2009 9:37 AM  

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