State lawmakers poised to pass changes following Chicago Public Schools sex abuse scandal

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    State lawmakers poised to pass changes following Chicago Public Schools sex abuse scandal

    tate lawmakers appear poised to vote on a sweeping bill they say will protect Illinois students from sexual abuse and assault at school following nearly a year of negotiations on the issue. The strongest provisions aim to protect students from repeated interrogations by school officials when they report sexual abuse at school, allow them to avoid testifying in person against their alleged abusers at disciplinary hearings and permit school districts to warn prospective employers about educators’ past misconduct. The bill dials back more robust proposals following opposition by powerful teacher unions and a civil liberties group. For example, lawmakers dropped ...


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