“None of the teachers’ actions were reported to the police. In some cases, teachers were allowed to resign after being confronted with evidence of misconduct, and administrators wrote letters of recommendations for teachers who were fired.” From the NYT: Sexual Abuse at Choate Went On for Decades.

+ This is just one of the latest disturbing reports of institutionalized sexual abuse that has come out since the Boston Globe’s Spotlight report: Private schools, painful secrets. Like these, most of the stories are from past decades. But it’s hard to believe similar scandals are not taking place within private and closed systems.