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The #MeToo Movement Goes to School

When Hollywood’s glitterati walked the red carpet for the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday evening, it was the #MeToo movement that took center stage, not the directors, actors or actresses there to fête and be fêted – many of whom donned black clothing to draw attention to reports of sexual harassment that have rocked Tinsel Town, sent politicians packing and exposed chronic abuses in higher education, finance and other societal spheres.

One area that’s remained insulated, however, is K-12 education. Yet that’s not because instances of sexual harassment, abuse, misconduct and assault aren’t happening to students in elementary, middle and high school.