Tuesday, August 6, 2013

California’s Move to Eliminate Private Schools

by Wendy McElroy
The Future of Freedom Foundation  

California Senate Bill 131 is the latest volley in the political campaign against religious and private educational institutions, especially Catholic ones.

SB 131 raises the current civil statute of limitations on damage lawsuits that are brought on the grounds of childhood sexual abuse. Under existing law, such a suit must be brought within 8 years of the child’s 18th birthday or 3 years from when the alleged victim realizes the psychological damage that has resulted from the abuse. The proposed replacement would allow lawsuits for acts occurring as long ago as 40 years. Or, rather, it would allow suits against private or nonprofit schools and employers, including Catholic schools and charities, but not against public schools or employers.
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