You are so right Michael Thomas (Letters, SMH 11 Dec). Have you ever seen a news report about a person molesting a child and arrested, that tells you the man was a teacher at a government school? I’ll bet you can’t remember the time, if ever.
The public school system educates up to three quarters of the state’s children with the appropriate number of teachers but never a word about, say, “John Smith, teacher at /// state school”. No that wouldn’t attract the headlines the media loves. They love to say “John Smith, a teacher at such and such an elite private school”.
So, don’t wait to see anything about a person at a non-private school. You’ll be waiting a long time.