Penn State Hides Documents
From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette [and Sun Telegraph], Bill Schackner writes:
Scandals are many things, but they are not cheap.
As Penn State University hires big-name law firms and image consultants, girds for costly lawsuits and settles up with campus leaders who resigned or were fired, the public is left to wonder:
What will a decade’s silence in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case ultimately cost Pennsylvania’s largest public university, and by extension, its students and the taxpayers?
The question may never be answered because Penn State doesn’t have to tell.
An exemption to the state’s Right to Know Law that experts say is rare among comparable U.S. public universities already is being used by Penn State to deny access to records that would shed light on spending decisions the school is making amid the deepening crisis.