Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What? A teacher with student boarder who's NOT a pedophile?

It is a sorry state of affairs when a relationship between student and teacher that goes beyond the usual is tainted by doubt and suspicion.  We have become so used to the idea of seeing human relationships in terms of same aged peer to peer, that the idea that, say, a middle aged female teacher might become fond of a teen aged boy, seems suspect.  That is a shame.  This is where I have a problem with school culture at its roots.  Teachers are expected to keep a social distance in order to do their jobs and that is understandable within the contemporary context.  Why?  Because having 30 students at a time who are mandated to be in school as we know it, means that signs of familiarity could hinder getting them to do what they might not care to partake in. That's one reason your typical usmc sargeant is not Mr. Rogers. SCHOOL IS NOT A NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. I could explain why but I presume most thinking people see this as somewhat obvious. But I digress.  This particular teacher was kind enough to let a student stay in her home, but ended up resigning and having her name put on the sex offender registry once the authorities found out.  The story states that she was able to get it removed.


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