Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan unveiled a message to America's Universities and School Districts yesterday.
The message: Sexual harrassment, intimidation, and assault will not be tolerated on American campuses. Following a brutal gang-rape of a 14 year old female student in the stairwell of a DC public school that went virtually unmentioned among the staff of the said school--a teacher came forward and demanded action.
"It wasn’t handled at all, she said. At a staff meeting the Monday after the attack, she said, the school administration didn’t even bring it up. “After the meeting, I had to go up to my classroom and pretend that nothing happened,” second-year teacher Jessica Lilly wrote in an email to The Washington Post. “For the rest of the day, I attempted to teach how to write an equation of a line in slope-intercept form in between student conversations about the attack.”
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