Brent Walker on the ESD Case

"What I hope we accomplished is, and what I think we did accomplish, was, schools just can't turn a blind eye to what's happening in their schools. You just can't say, 'Oh, it's a bad teacher.' And, 'It's the teacher's fault, and, gee, we have no responsibility here.' It signals to the school two things: one, you can be held responsible if your teachers are acting poorly, so you'd better make sure that you're monitoring your teachers and that you have policies in place that they don't communicate with students improperly. And beyond that, if it does occur, you've got to take the victim, who is the student, and you have to embrace them, and make sure that they're not at fault."