The Penn State Scandal Raises Far Bigger Transparency Issues

If the recent allegations against Penn State administrators and coaches are true, Professor Roger Groves says that it “should force us to think about the vulnerability of 440,000 student athletes when under the tutelage and quasi-custodial care of coaches.”

One issue that comes to mind is this: Shouldn’t the teenagers recruited and wooed by the school, and the teenagers’ parents be able to receive a report from the school confirming the physical and mental health of the coaches before they decide whether to commit the four most important years of the teenager’s life to the school? And shouldn’t the teenagers and parents receive an assurance that the university has a system of monitoring the coaches that they employ and send as agents on their behalf? I think so.

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