Dept of Education Let the Fox Guard the Hen House That Joe Paterno Built
The U.S. Department of Education lets universities and colleges police themselves when it comes to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and the Campus Crime Statistics Act. It's the same as the fox guarding the hen house. It just doesn't work and the result is: The Pennsylvania State University's Menagerie.
This Menagerie stars Joe Paterno, the man who allegedly heard rumors of strange things going on in the showers with little boys and turned the other cheek. Also featuring, Tim Curley, the man who was Joe Paterno's boss who allegedly thought that barring an alleged child pedophile from bringing children to the campus while allowing him an office and a probably a parking spot would make the campus a safer place. Then, there is Gary Schultz, the vice president in charge of oversight of the campus police, who allegedly knew about it all and allegedly failed to report it to the police. Then let's not even talk about the head of it all, Graham Spanier, who allegedly banned someone from bringing children to campus and then turned the other cheek.
The problem with turning the other cheek is that your eyes get diverted towards the money. The money that comes from alumni donations, the money that comes from ticket sales, the money that comes from jersey sales, and the money that comes from television revenue sharing. The love of money is the root of this evil. And it's about time, the Board of Trustees tries an “Exorcism” to rid the campus of these lovers of money.
When the foxes guard the hen house no one inside is safe. The foxes in this case were Nittany Lions. And they didn't steal money, but stole the youth of at least 8 young boys.
Perhaps when the Department of Education or Congress rewrites the law or regulations they will provide for an independent oversight committee for each University and College that do the job for the love of their brother and not the love of money.