@ teacher1 one or two parents have always caused problems in the school system. That is how we lost prayer in school, peanuts,and latex. Anything that bothers a small handful is removed. Everyone tries to be so accommodating that before we know it we have handed away our rights and privileges. Parents who take offense should be able to opt out from these reading books, without their childs grade suffering. They may not agree, and it is their right as the childs parents not to have it shoved down their childs throat. They shouldn't however, be able to dictate to others.
@Haiku, my guess would be that people who are abusers have become cops rather than cops becoming abusers. It gives them access to a greater variety of people, and those people have their guard down. The same with scout leaders, preachers, teachers and so on. They put themselves in a position of trust, to gain greater access to their choice of victims.
@justaperson, the sex offender registry let my family know that the kind gentleman who was trying to befriend our family,(with two small children) was a pedophile. He was explaining his time in prision and he built himself up to be a hero, defending his child in a rapist situation. When I found him on the registry, HE was the offender. This registry possibly saved our family an unbearable heartache. I do believe the statutory rape offenders should be removed, but no one else.