As parents, we put an immense amount of trust in teachers. Latino parents tend to trust even more than usual, giving teachers full responsibility for the disciplining of their child. They expect teachers to be the parents at school, while they are the parents at home. It’s all part of the “it takes a village to raise a child” mentality. Unfortunately, sometimes there are teachers that just cannot be trusted.
The parents at Miramonte Elementary School are finding this out in the worst way. A number of sex scandals involving teachers at the school have recently emerged, including another incident that occurred in 2009, which was never brought to light until now. Parents are outraged that the school never disclosed any information about the incident, and that accusations had been silently under investigation for a year.
Sadly, a few bad apples ruined it for everyone, as the entire school staff has now been replaced. Children are confused and upset that their teachers are gone. The repercussions of this scandal are extensive, and parents are feeling that since the school population consists of mostly minorities, they and their children have become victims of their distressed environment.
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