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Chris Pruett

What should schools do to teachers who get in trouble after school hours?

Posted Monday, February 25, 2008, at 8:29 AM
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  • Whatever happened to Anita Miller at Northview? Never did see the results from the school board meeting

    -- Posted by fanofbloomfield on Mon, Feb 25, 2008, at 8:36 AM
  • I agree with most of the statements above except "staying away from a legal activity because of its potential of becoming illegal". If any activity is legal, it is ridiculous to say that your job prevents you from participating. There is a fine line between responsiblity and the forfeiting of rights...and that statement does cross the line.

    -- Posted by Gene Hall68 on Tue, Feb 26, 2008, at 7:42 AM
  • Junk mail: Getting "drunk" is not perfectly legal in public...but teachers (or any other person) should be able to participate in any legal activity....When their actions become illegal, they should be held accountable.

    Again, only taking issue that teachers should not be able to participate in legal activities. What is the only thing more important than a teacher's trust...a parent's trust...by that argument, no one would be able to do anything legal. This is America...not China or Russia. Thank goodness this is a country of laws.

    -- Posted by Gene Hall68 on Fri, Feb 29, 2008, at 7:19 AM
  • Chris,

    It's hard to not comment on this subject because it does hit so close to home.As a parent and a teacher I try to set what my moral compass says is a "good example".The trouble with that is some folks might think my compass points too far West for them. A 'morals clause' would be very difficult to defend in a court of law as it assumes the morality of the employer to be the only truth.How far would such a clause go? How much more should you require from a person who already has more accountability that almost any other profession? Are we prepared to violate a teacher's civil rights in order to "keep them in line"? These are also questions to consider.

    -- Posted by Mr. F on Fri, Feb 29, 2008, at 7:19 PM


    -- Posted by whatgoesaround on Sat, Mar 15, 2008, at 12:07 PM
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