Report: L.A. Schools Oversight Broke Down

    Students are escorted to a waiting bus as they leave Miramonte Elementary school after classes Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 in Los Angeles. Veteran Miramontes Elementary school teacher Mark Berndt, 61, was arrested Monday, Jan. 30, on charges of lewd conduct with 23 children after a film processor gave police photos showing blindfolded children with their mouths taped and cockroaches on their faces. Berndt remained jailed Tuesday on $2.3 million bail. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Damian Dovarganes / AP Photo

    In the wake of the arrest of a public school teacher at the Los Angeles Unified School District earlier this month on allegations of sex abuse in Miramonte Elementary School, The New York Times looked at the way the district oversees its employees and how they interacted with law enforcement. Many other reports and allegations of abuse surfaced after the arrest, and there’s been an intense spotlight on why so many accusations of abuse were not reported to the police. There’s also been worries that many parents, who are Latino immigrants, were reluctant to report the allegations to the police because of their status.

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