US Kentucky Governor Blames Teacher Protest For Inevitable Assault Of Children Left Home Alone

08:10  14 april  2018
08:10  14 april  2018 Source:   HuffPost

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin slammed protesting teachers with an outrageous accusation Friday evening, indicating they were responsible for the inevitable sexual assault or poisoning of children left home alone in his state because school was out.

“I’m offended by the fact that people so cavalierly, and so flippantly, disregarded what’s truly best for children,” the Republican governor said at an impromptu news conference captured on video after teachers rallied at the state Capitol to stop school funding cuts.

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Bevin also dissed protesting teachers for “hangin’ out, shoes off ... smokin’, leavin’ trash around, takin’ the day off.”

Bevin said “for a fact .... hundreds of thousands” of children were left home alone because schools were closed in 39 districts across the state to allow teachers and administrators to protest funding cuts.

“I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them,” he said. “I guarantee you somewhere today a child was physically harmed or ingested poison because they were home alone because a single parent didn’t have any money to take care of them.”

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Children who are left home alone - sometimes known as "latchkey kids" -- are often left without adult supervision for reasons beyond a parent's control and, in some unfortunate situations, out of neglect or child abuse.

And now Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has reached down into the political grab bag of scapegoats to pin the blame on another familiar boogeyman: video games. There are several things that could prevent a child from playing violent video games, notably the careful supervision of parents — a

Bevin said, that in some “communities,” his fellow Kentuckians knew children would be home alone and “took advantage of it.” He added: “As surely as we’re having this conversation, children were harmed, some physically, some sexually. Some were introduced to drugs for the first time because they were vulnerable and left alone. It’s offensive. It really is.”

Teachers rallied in Frankfort to urge legislators to override Bevin’s vetoes of the budget and tax reform bills — which they did on Friday. 

Kentucky Education Association President Stephanie Winkler told The Louisville Courier-Journal that he was “appalled” by Bevin’s remarks. Organizers said parents were given plenty of notice about school closings.

Jefferson County Teachers Association President Brent McKim told the Courier-Journal that using Bevin’s logic, schools should never close.

“The fact is, every school district did its level best to let parents know school was going to be closed with as much notice as possible,” McKim said. “The bottom line is that’s one day. He was cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from kids that would impact every day, and that’s what we were in Frankfort to stop. We were there with the overwhelming support and encouragement of our parents who know that we care about every student in our classes.”

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

Teachers, Democrats reject Kentucky gov's apology over sexual assault remarks .
Some Kentucky teachers and politicians aren't ready to forgive governor Matt Bevin for suggesting that a teachers' strike left children vulnerable to sexual assault. On Friday, the Republican governor said that he could "guarantee" that "somewhere in Kentucky today a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them." The governor's comments were met with bipartisan criticism and Bevin has since issued an apology.

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