A Shocking Expos Of Sexual Abuse And The Struggle For Justice At One Of America S Most Prestigious SchoolsIn June 2012, Amos Kamil S New York Times Magazine Cover Story, Prep School Predators, Caused A Shock Wave That Is Still Rippling In His Piece, Kamil Detailed A Decades Long Pattern Of Sexual Abuse At The Highly Prestigious Horace Mann School In The Bronx After The Article Appeared, Kamil Closely Observed The Fallout While The Article Revealed The Misdeeds Of Three Teachers, This Was Just The Beginning An Extraordinary Twenty Two Former Horace Mann Teachers And Administrators Have Since Been Accused Of Abuse In Great Is The Truth, Kamil And His Coauthor, Sean Elder, Tell The Riveting Story Of How One Of The Country S Leading Schools Was Beset By Scandal In 1970, Horace Mann Hired R Inslee Inky Clark Jr As Its Headmaster As Yale S Wunderkind Dean Of Admissions, Clark Had Helped Revolutionize The Ivy League By Recruiting A Diverse Student Body In The Coming Years, He Would Raise Horace Mann To New Heights Of Academic Distinction Even As Serious Complaints Against Beloved Teachers Were Ignored Kamil And Elder Introduce Those Teachers, Among Them A Popular Football Coach Who Had Reportedly Tried Out For The Washington Redskins, A Distinguished Conductor Who Took His Prize Students On Foreign Trips, An Otherworldly English Teacher Who Discussed Eastern Philosophy Over Tea And Helped Tend The School S Gardens, And Another English Instructor, Who Told His Students That They Were Mere Dust Under His Foot In Comparison To Shakespeare In Gripping Detail, Kamil And Elder Relate What Happened As Survivors Of Abuse Came Forward And Sought Redress We See The School And Its Influential Backers Circle The Wagons We Meet Horace Mann Alumni Who Work To Change New York State S Sexual Abuse Laws We Follow A Celebrity Lawyer S Contentious Efforts To Achieve A Settlement And We Encounter A Former Teacher Who Candidly Recalls His Inappropriate Relationships With Students Kamil And Elder Also Examine Other Institutions From Prep Schools To The Catholic Church That Have Sought To Atone For Their Complicity In Abuse And To Prevent It From Reoccurring Great Is The Truth And It Prevails May Be The Motto Of Horace Mann, But For Many Alumni The Truth Remains All Too Hard To Come By This Book Is Essential Reading For Anyone Trying To Understand How An Elite Institution Can Fail Those In Its Charge, And What Can Be Done About It.
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- 256 pages
- Great Is the Truth
- Amos Kamil
- 15 October 2017 Amos Kamil