I so share your feelings about this. I don't have a problem with fallible institutions - is any of them perfect? But what strikes me as a positive evil and beyond excuse is the institution that covers up its failures and places its own reputation and financial standing above the safety of children. What's left to protect, after all, when we have lost sight of the innocence and absolute powerlessness of our children?
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me. (Woody Guthrie)