Posted: Jan 12, 2017 7:01 pm
by The_Metatron
Thomas Eshuis wrote:
The_Metatron wrote:What you take or not is of no account to me. These events actually happened, right here where I live.

Yes, people who produce/spread child pornogprahy exist.
The chance that one of them is your child's teacher is actually very slim.
You might just as well have posted an article about a teacher turning out to be a terrorist.

The_Metatron wrote:Would you put your kid in this guy's class?

Now that I know this, no.
But neither do I see it as a sound argument against public education.

You're generally pretty good at writing about things you know. I can assure you, public education in America is not one of those things.

Let's have a look at how slim that chance is that any particular child is going to have a teacher who is a pedophile. As I found earlier in this topic, some 1.7% of adult men are pedophiles. A little more than three out of two hundred, or about one in every 66.

How many teachers will a child encounter before they leave school? 50? 100? In my primary and high school life, I estimate I had something around 50 different teachers. Probably 30 of those where men. That means there was nearly a 50 percent certainty that one of those 30 men was a pedophile. That back of the envelope cyphering includes only teachers. That likelihood of a kid encountering a pedophile, even only among their teachers, isn't as slim as you think it is.