In fact, teachers are more likely to commit acts of pedophilia or pedastry than priests.
Of course it is a good policy. Are all civil governments the same? It is a terrible idea to absolutely require reporting allegations to all civil authorities. You can't have a universal template on this when there are plenty of hostile civil authorities out there which do not respect the rule of law.
Well, that sounds good on paper... but why then is it happening in Boston?
If a teacher or a swim coach or a babysitter or anybody else is accused - including you and I - it's reported immediately isn't it?
Why should they be any different?
Don't be so naive. It should be, but it very often is not in the first instance. Schools, particularly principals, far too often try to cover up the first signs of a potential problem by internalizing the investigation. It is an institutional reflexive action not limited to the church. Health care facilities have been known to do the same.
Again... So what?!?
Which group is more likely to report allegations of criminal child abuse to the police like they should?
Right. When I was a Roman Catholic, I used to harp on this point, that teachers, therapists, other ministers in other faiths, and even the general population, were all just as, if not more likely to commit such acts than Catholic priests. I still believe this, and I didn't take the Rod Dreher route, i.e., drop the RC church for Orthodoxy because of the scandal, but I did develop increasing doubts about the issue: the problem, vis a vis the church herself, wasnt the abuse itself, or the occurrence of it, but the handling of it, both because of how widespread and universal the "cover-it-up and shuttle 'em around" approach became, and because the poor handling got closer and closer to Rome (Cardinal Law, etc.). I held, and still hold the RC clergy, at-large to a particularly high standard because of her claims about herself.
I have really come to understand the EO church and Her hierarchy, as my priest here in Russia put it to me (albeit far more eloquently in Russian than I am able to reproduce in English from memory), as being an expression of the Faith, the bride of Christ, which holds the faith together, as opposed to what I see in the RC church, that is, the Church being the source of the faith. It's a minor distinction, kind of a chicken and egg thing, but I think that the RC model inherently implies that the RC hierarchy should not be subject to such widespread error.