Stop Covering Up Horace Mann's Complicity in 3 Decades of Child Abuse

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L. Young
8 years ago
Children must be protected.

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Nancy Syrop
8 years ago
I am a victim of abuse but at another private school in brooklyn ny

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Paola Vita
8 years ago
As an alumna of Horace Mann, an educator and a parent I fully support an independent investigation into the long history of child abuse at Horace Mann. To prevent further abuse not only at my alma mater but also at other youth-serving institutions it is important to fully understand how the abuse was allowed to go on for so long. Only then can we learn from it. I am shocked that the current administration has yet to support this. Fully understanding the historical transgressions should be a #1 priority for current trustees and families, it is not just an alumni issue. Investing in the truth should be more important than investing in beautiful buildings and fields. We need to trust that the truth truly does prevail and that only through the full truth can Horace Mann forward into a future where it can truly stand again as a leader in education. In trying to distant itself from what took place rather take responsibility for it through an apology and thorough investigation, the current Horace Mann community is complicit in hiding the truth and continuing to send a message that the only to protect a school's reputation is by keeping secrets. I expect more and hope to be able to look at Horace Mann in awe again someday in the future.

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Emily Miller
8 years ago
Because...Great is the truth and it prevails

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David Rubin
8 years ago
It is inconsistent for the school to seek support from alumni while failing to investigate and apologize for the widespread abuses that took place.

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RONALD BROOKSHIRE
8 years ago
TO DO THE RIGHT THING

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Arthur Bugs Baer
8 years ago
For the same reasons so many others have expressed already - to clean the slate completely. Otherwise, for all time, it will be recorded that Horace Mann has hidden the truth behind a stone wall.

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Barb McFerrin
8 years ago
Because I am a human being. I have a friend that went to this school and she is devastated by all of this. These monsters did this to children whose parents entrusted them with their care and education.

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Holly Thompson
8 years ago
because I am horrified

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Adair Korn
8 years ago
The friend of someone I taught in Sunday School many years ago was abused there. This is a heinous criminal offense. Only God can sufficiently help these victims and their families. The perpetrators need to be brought to justice. Those who are gone are already paying dearly for their sins.