Rule Number One for High School teachers wanting to date their students:
Don't date them until they turn 18.
Good for the friend for calling out this inappropriate behavior. It must have
been hard to do, but ultimately it was the right thing. I hope the young woman
forgives her and realizes what a great friend she was by saying something!
There are way too many reports in Utah on these kinds of behaviors.
BYU Track Star: Don't you mean "Rule #1 for HS teachers wanting to date
their students: DON'T".
@ Former Sports Director. My Family owes their existence to a Teacher in the
1850s in Germany not follwing your made up rule. In Frankfurt am Main there was
this rich/successful Wine grower who hired a Teacher to tutor his Children.
Lovely Margarete, the family story goes, fell in love with her tutor. They
eloped and fled to NYC. Where he being multi-lingual worked at Ellis Island for
awhile processing the hordes of Immigrants. Interestingly the eloped couple and
their sunsequent family as heirs to the family business continued receiving
royalty checks from the business until the 1930s when Hitler came to power.
I'd love to find out if this wine making business still exists.
@Former Sports Director....you got it right.."Don't" would be rule
#1.@get her done Well, any reports are too many but evidently
your are not following Florida news for example. It seems to be almost a daily
occurence there and females are very frequent perpetrators and there always
seems to be outrage and the hand-slap punishments they get.As with
all societal problems it is difficult to discern whether the media
sensationalizes and reports more now or whether it actually has increased.Another example would be school shootings. FBI statistics were just
recently released that say that despite the news and peoples impressions there
have not been any statistical increase in the amount of shooting w guns.The media and the left hate facts and ignore them because that
doesn't accomplish their political agenda but then again we have learned
not to expect facts from them.Anyways this guy looks a bit
scary...girls need to try thinking about what they are doing so more of these
guys get repelled before it ever gets this far.
I agree with the Track Star. However, you do need to ad one more thing. They
have to be 18 and out of High School. Even if they are 18, but still a student,
a teacher still can't date them due to state and legislative law protecting
the student. The law Has something to do with the power and influence a teacher
has over a student. After that they are a legal adult and free to do what they
wish. It is disappointing that teachers and students make this mistake. When
will they all learn?
@Track Star, Not sure you are aware but societal norms have changed slightly
since 1850. And was this tutor a 54 YO science teacher in a public HS?
I'm just shocked, more than anything. I didn't know him personally,
but I had met him and I can't believe he'd do this. I wish it were
@FSD, No, I hadn't realized German societal norms had changed sinced the
1850s (grinning). I do know it caused a big enough social scandal that the
eloped couple had to decamp to America. One could argue that since the 1850s
morality was gotten more relaxed. Back in the day, having a lovely Blond heiress
was a sure way to marry up socially and combining the Family Fortunes of two
wealthy wine grower families. Romantic Love was for the lower classes to some
degree then. Less so for the One-percent classes.
Stories like this are always sad. Everyone involved loses. There are no
winners. Coming from somone who does not live in Utah, this stuff happens in
every state. I would not bet any money on the belief that it happens more often
in utah than other places.
Forget Utah, this kind of thing is happening ALL over the country…world
for that matter. The boundaries are either tumbling or this kind of thing has
always gone on and we are just now getting able to report it much easier.
Either way it is wrong, wrong, wrong and these people need jail time and lots of
therapy. They have no idea the damage they do to our young. Maybe it was done
to them? Surely some of them yes. But it is still no excuse. We need to root
out these people and reinforce social boundaries that protect our children.
Get er done....there are far too many reports of this kind of thing
nationwide. What does your insinuation about Utah lead to? Is it that you think
Utah is rampant with this sort of stuff? Share your statistics?
We see a lot of reports like this. What on earth are these teachers thinking?
We've got to do better screening and get better quality people in these
jobs.(Of course, that would mean paying them instead of pretending to pay them.)
As a retired schoolteacher, I have even more reason to be furious at this
teacher and other male AND female teachers who abuse their students, judges who
give female offenders who just "a slap on the wrist"—and the
teacher unions who too often protect them.
BYU Track StarDid your families tutor rape and sexually assault the
student, quite a difference don't ya think?