Monday, September 22, 2008

Teacher Moonlights As A Prostitute, and It's Legal

Got this one from EIA as well:

An Auckland primary school teacher is moonlighting as a prostitute, throwing her school bosses into a quandary over her future.

The woman, a mother of two children in her 30s, is new to teaching and moonlights as a prostitute to boost her income...

It is understood the principal is now in a dilemma - prostitution is legal, but he is worried about the reaction of other parents and students if they find out about the teacher - and has referred the matter to the school's board of trustees.

The teacher has apparently defended her situation to her principal, saying that what she did in her own time was of no concern to him, that it was a private matter, and that prostitution was now lawful and legitimate work. She told him her moonlighting job was not affecting her performance as a teacher.

I agree with the teacher. If her activities are legal, they're no one's business but hers.

Prostitutes Collective national co-ordinator Catherine Healy said she knew of several teachers who worked in second jobs as prostitutes and they had every right to do so.

"There is no incompatibility between a woman who's a teacher and who works as a sex worker," she said. "I can't imagine what the problem would be."

Now that statement's just plain stupid. It's clear what the problem could be. What matters, though, is what the problem is. And apparently she's a good teacher and teaches elementary school, so any potential issues seem small (if she were a high school teacher, I could see inappropriate commentary if her second job were to become known).

The story points out that a police officer was allowed to keep her second job as a prostitute.


CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

I'm sorry, but legal or not, I find this situation to be a bit bizarre. I really wouldn't want my child to know that her teacher is a prostitute at night.

Darren said...

For a teacher to *mention* their personal sexual conduct to students is out of bounds. For teachers to *have* personal sexual conduct is no one's business but their own.

They need to keep it *personal* though. If it's found out--well, I haven't thought that one through yet.

Would it be the teacher's fault if a dad recognized her from Back To School Night and bragged about doing the teacher?

Scott McCall said...

i'll agree that what she does in her own time is her own personal business......but how was it discovered? i'm sure she didn't just bring it up out of nowhere, so how did the principle find out? did someone recognize her and then referred it to him? and say she was a high school teacher, what would the principle have to do to prevent her from taking a large payment from a dad to prevent his son from flunking out of school so he could go to college (which he wouldn't deserve?

Donalbain said...

So, if it is legal, then it is OK, unless it is being a communist!

Anonymous said...

Our teacher credential contains a morals clause; like it or not.

I don't know what Nevada allows, but as always -- why should it be illegal to do something that would be legal for free?

Mrs. C said...

Maybe "dad" did!! From the article:

The Herald on Sunday understands her principal was alerted to the situation by a student's parent.


Darren said...

You "socialists" sure don't like it when some of us have something against the destruction of our republican form of government.

Back under the bridge, Donalbain.

rightwingprof said...

"police officer was allowed to keep her second job as a prostitute"

That's just so wrong on so many different levels.

allen (in Michigan) said...

I just love the irony.

Inadequately compensated by a socialist institution the woman goes to the private market where the value of her services are defined by mutual agreement, not mandate.

So Donal, what other skills do you have to offer as the gradual burgeoning of administrative personnel in public education ensures a raise-free future for you?

Donalbain said...

I am a science teacher, I am skilled in a shortage subject. My wages look good to keep rising for the foreseeable future.
And for the record, I also disagree with the aims of communists, but I happen to think that it is disgraceful that their perfect legal actions should make it illegal for them to teach.

Darren said...

Governments should not feel compelled to hire those who who seek the destruction of that government.

Now, back under the bridge. The light is burning your skin.

Donalbain said...

OK.. you are resorting to name calling now. That pretty much says who won the argument. Have fun!

Darren said...

It's not name-calling to identify the obvious. Now back!