Plea deal?No wonder Utah's male teachers haven't learned
their lessons.The penalties are so light.
I wish the media and others would stop using the phrase "sexual
relationship" when speaking of teachers or other adult authority figures
preying on juveniles.A "sexual relationship" involves
consenting adults. Even if a young person participates willingly--even if he or
she is the aggressor, it still does not qualify as a "relationship."When an adult, especially a teacher, coach, health care provider,
religious leader, or worst of all a family member, takes advantage of
anyone's trust and uses his/her position to sexually exploit minors, it is
molesting, sexual abuse, assault, or rape, not a "relationship."
Concur with California#194131.Relationship is not what it is. A
predator doesn't have love or feelings for the victim. That person is evil
and is controlling the student, child and one who is the victim of a heinous
crime in a school environment.Private, charter or public
administrators need more of a handle on their teachers and administrators and
unclassified employees. These individuals are trusted agents for our children.
The process should be improved for those employees making moves from one school
to another even if they have had a background check previously. They need to
sign on the line that they are still true to their code of ethics as a teacher
or educational professional or unclassified employee.
To be 'reasonable' lets stop with the stereotype of a typical male
teacher. There are many strong male teachers who perform a great service for
children. Unfortunately, sexual predators are attracted to professions or
opportunities to be with younger children.
I feel sorry for him. Look at his face in the picture. He's confused and
forlorn. The justice system is meant to correct and to teach, not just to