The past week will go down as a depraved chapter in public-school history. It’s the week of Teachers Gone Wild.
She says there is a "pedophilia crisis" in the New York City public school system that is enabled by the teachers union, that "the number of teachers caught having sex with students is climbing."
How many alleged cases of sexual misconduct by teachers does she list in her column?
Uh, huh - four cases of alleged sexual misconduct out of 75,000+ NYCDOE employees.
Now let me make clear, even one case of sexual misconduct involving a teacher is too many, but nonetheless to declare a "pedophilia crisis" on the basis of the four cases of alleged sexual misconduct Ms. Peyser lists in her column for the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post is quite absurd.
In fact, a much higher percentage of employees at her own company, News Corporation, have been arrested on crimes ranging from illegal phone hacking, bribery, extortion, conspiracy to cover up criminal activities and perversion of justice than the number of cases of alleged sexual misconduct cases by NYCDOE employees she lists in her column.
So far, at least forty News Corporation employees, most of whom worked at either the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World or the Rupert Murdoch-owned The Sun, have been arrested in the News Corporation phone hacking/bribery/corruption scandal.
It is true that crimes ranging from illegal phone hacking, bribery, extortion, conspiracy to cover up criminal activities and perversion of justice are not quite on the same level as sexual misconduct, but seriously, if any organization has a "crisis" involving the criminality of its employees, it would be the company Ms. Peyser works for - News Corporation.
Of course, you'd never know that if you read only the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post or the Rupert Murdoch-owned Andrea Peyser.