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Penn State Concealed Sex Abuse, Says Report
A report released yesterday evening revealed that top Pennsylvania State University officials, including coach Joe Paterno, failed to protect boys from a sexual abuse. The report, released by former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Louis Freeh, also highlights the risk colleges face when attempting to protect sports programs from controversy.
The report essentially said top Penn State officials, including former President Graham Spanier and the late Mr. Paterno, "failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade."
The Wall Street Journal reports, "What happened at Penn State is emblematic of a pervasive culture on college campuses where reputation is more important than academic quality, transparency, ethics and accountability," said Anne Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. "It also underscores the distressing fact that, in too many places, the academic mission has taken a back seat to athletics."
Read full article from The Wall Street Journal.
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