Penn State’s Culture of Reverence Led to ‘Total Disregard’ for Children’s Safety

Penn State’s Culture of Reverence Led to ‘Total Disregard’ for Children’s Safety | Brad Wolverton | Chronicle of Higher Education | 20 July, 2012

An inquiry led by Louis J. Freeh, a former FBI director, concluded that Joe Paterno and other top officials at Penn State hushed up child-sexual-abuse allegations for fear of bad publicity. A reverence for football was largely to blame for a series of missteps by top Pennsylvania State University administrators in failing to report repeated allegations of child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky, according to an independent report released on Thursday.

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