Bill In The News (CNSNews):
The Rhode Island legislature is considering a bill that would make it illegal for any school employee to have sex with a student between the ages of 14 and 18, and the two major teachers’ unions in the state oppose the measure.
However, as noted by Catholic League President Bill Donohue, “On April 8, Robert Walsh, the executive director of the NEA Rhode Island defended the organization’s opposition while saying, ‘It is patently ridiculous for anyone to imply that our organization, or any individual teacher, would condone any inappropriate relationship between a teacher and his or her students.’”
Donohue remarked in a statement, “What is patently ridiculous is to claim how horrible it is for a student between the ages of 14 and 18 to be a victim of sexual assault by a public school employee while also objecting to legislation that would punish such conduct. The power disparity between an agent of the state and a teenager should be obvious, even to lobbyists.” READ MORE HERE