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  • smoking pot in his/her private time.

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Thread: A Teacher's Private Life

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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Yeah, my first question was "Immoral according to whom? Whose morals?"

    yeah, it's OK to be gay but not smoke a joint? WTF????

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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Almost every state has a teacher's contract that includes a morals clause. You can argue against it, but it's there nonetheless. They sign the contract or they don't. It's their choice. Grounds for dismisal after due process include:

    •Immoral conduct or indecent behavior
    •INCOMPETENCY
    •Violations of ethical standards
    •Unprofessional conduct
    •Misrepresentation or FRAUD
    •Willful neglect of duty

    This link lists by state reasons for dismissing even a tenured teacher after due process. Teachers' Rights: Encyclopedia of Everyday Law
    Thanks, I have a couple of questions..

    • why did you capitalise incompetence when it's not capitalised in the link?
    • does number 1 condition relate to private life too (i.e. the teacher has gone home and is maybe having a BJ from his wife?)


    I ask the second question because I understand oral sex is classified as a form of sodomy in the US and that would probably count as immoral behaviour...

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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Apparently, I'm immoral almost daily. Thank god I'm not a teacher. ^.^

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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Apparently, I'm immoral almost daily. Thank god I'm not a teacher. ^.^
    Me too - nearly daily so I'm lucky I'm not a teacher in the US..

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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Apparently, I'm immoral almost daily. Thank god I'm not a teacher. ^.^
    In Virginia, it's a misdemeaner to have sex if you're not married, and up until 2003 it was a felony to have oral sex.

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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Do you ever wonder why many good teachers leave the profession?
    For a great many reasons. I receive a saturated list constantly. Lack of discipline, impossible standards, low wages, stress, boredom, and the list can go on. The list can at times be someone who just was not fit for the profession, or there are certainly some issues that could be ironed out with reforms. Are they expected to be "Saints" as I think someone put it? No, but they are held to a higher standard, and I do not think you would have to struggle very hard to consider why thy are. Educators are not merely government workers. At the end of the day, I would hope that teachers have some expectation (not everything, but within reason while preparing to join the profession) of what they are getting into. It's not a job for everyone, and indeed it does require a bit of a "calling". Part of the ethos of the profession is self-worship of the job, which can help teachers as a whole appreciate their own choice.
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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post

    why did you capitalise incompetence when it's not capitalised in the link?
    I didn't. I copied it verbatim. Look under Denial or Revocation of Teaching Certificate.

    does number 1 condition relate to private life too (i.e. the teacher has gone home and is maybe having a BJ from his wife?)
    If he was getting his BJ on his front porch at high noon and people saw it, I'd certainly hope so. ;-)
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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    I thought a teacher's private life had something to do with building pyramids.
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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    In Virginia, it's a misdemeaner to have sex if you're not married, and up until 2003 it was a felony to have oral sex.
    Oh, my. I'm nearly a felon.

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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If he was getting his BJ on his front porch at high noon and people saw it, I'd certainly hope so. ;-)
    What part of that would fall into the category of private? That would fall into the misdemeanor category of public lewdness. I get the sense from your posts that you don't understand the difference between a person's private life and his/her public activities.

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