Female Teachers Aren't Seducing More Boys -- Or Getting Lighter Sentences

A couple of folks noted in the comments section of my 2005 Eduction Year In Review that 2005 was the year of female teachers seducing boys -- and not paying for it.

For anyone who's interested, this Slate article (Teachers' Pets:?Are teachers who sleep with boys getting off?) examines that popular notion and digs out some interesting numbers.

Its conclusion? "Sex offenses by women aren't increasing. Female offenders are going to jail. And while their sentences are, on average, shorter than sentences given to male offenders, the main reason is that their crimes are objectively less vile."


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