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Teachers and inappropriate sexual contact.

by grimgraphix / October 22, 2007 4:50 AM PDT

As I read this article, I was reminded of at least 4 teachers - from Junior High through High School - who my fellow students and I, were aware of having questionable relationships with their students. 2 other teachers that we were not aware of having contact with students, ended up marrying former students after these students had graduated. All but one were men... all were heterosexual. I only know of one of these teachers who ended up resigning because of their reported conduct (and I can't recall if the man ever was prosecuted).

I was struck by the comment in this article..."Students in America's schools are groped. They're raped. They're pursued, seduced and think they're in love." The reason why is because I was aware of at least 2 of these teachers who were constantly flirted with by several female students who insisted they were in love with the teacher. However, I do not give any leniency to any teacher who succumbs to a student's flirting.

Sexual misconduct plagues U.S. schools

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AP: Educators were punished in 2,500 sex cases from bizarre to sadistic
Accused are overwhelmingly male, often popular, recognized for excellence
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What would appropriate sexual contact consist of?
by Dan McC / October 22, 2007 7:20 AM PDT
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by grimgraphix / October 22, 2007 7:27 AM PDT

... I knew someone would raise that question. Happy

There is no appropriate sexual contact between a teacher and a student... unless you're teaching the kama sutra maybe. Wink

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Good point. That's almost always part of
by drpruner / October 22, 2007 8:24 PM PDT
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a teacher's ethical instructions; if not, then 'inappropriate' would have to do with age of victim. Same with most professional/client relationships.

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My state has had two....
by Angeline Booher / October 22, 2007 8:38 AM PDT

......nationally publicized cases of female teachers/teen-age boys.

But I never knew of any such cases when I was in school. There was one of our football coaches who married a girl a year after she graduated. He was less than 10 years older. In my town that was then about 40,000 in population, if they had been dating while she was a student, word word have traveled fast.

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