Sunday, January 03, 2016

Would-be Teachers Who Talk About Adult-child Sex?

My post over at Joanne's today involves a 9th Circuit ruling against a potential teacher who--in writing, even!--supported adult-child sex and expressed a view that 9 out of 10 special education students were "fakers".  The University of Hawaii refused to allow him to participate in student teaching, thus depriving him of the opportunity to get a teaching credential, and 2 courts upheld the refusal.


MikeAT said...

A few years ago we have a now former sergeant come into a bit of a sticky wicket. One the side the modeled, including some nudes. Now she used a fake name and din't ID herself as a cop, but...she published a rather risqué pic with her, and her uniform shirt and badge, open for all to see. To say the least, the chief was not amused.

She is now an officer and will retire as such. How stupid could you be.

Darren said...

I think that's a little different. I'm of the belief that what employees do in their free time isn't the business of their employer, with some caveats. For example, if what they do in their free time *materially* relates to their job, that would be different. A police officer who openly expressed views like "all (insert racial, ethnic, or other group here) are guilty and should be taken out and shot rather than arrested"--I can see that person getting canned. Even a prospective teacher who favors sex with children, I can see that person getting canned.

But teachers or cops who model? That's different. One exception is the teacher who has nude pictures "out there"; I don't see how you can effectively run a class when your students have seen you naked. It's possible, I guess, but it would be difficult.