My husband is a UMKC alumnus. I was shocked to read The Star’s accounts of two psychology professors receiving promotions, pay raises and a new lab despite female employees’ allegations of sexual harassment, threats of violence and display of pornography in the workplace.
Any public school student accused of such behavior would be immediately suspended, if not expelled, and psychologically examined. The state might be called in to investigate. Older students could face legal charges.
Any public school teacher accused of such behavior would be suspended, probably unpaid, until a thorough investigation by child protective and/or law enforcement services was completed. The teacher would then have a permanent record of being investigated, even if shown innocent.
I quote a reference to the two professors from your recent story about the out-of-court settlement: “Both are large revenue generators for the university, mainly in the form of government grants, according to the deposition testimony of the case.”
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