Smack those kids up

It’s all about the socialization:

An exclusive CBS 2 investigation discovered Treveon Martin is one of at least 818 Chicago Public School students, since 2003, to allege being battered by a teacher or an aide, coach, security guard, or even a principal. In most of those cases – 568 of them – Chicago Public School investigators determined the children were telling the truth….

But even more alarming, in the vast majority of cases, teachers found guilty were only given a slap on the wrist.

The interesting thing is that if you do the math, it becomes apparent that the Chicago statistics indicate at least 18,851 students can be confirmed to have been beaten up in American public schools by teachers every year. That’s a one in 900 chance of being physically assaulted by a teacher, which makes attending public school more dangerous for children than using a chain saw, mowing the lawn, or shooting off fireworks.

And that’s just the kids who are aren’t afraid to complain about it….