Here are my posts are on this thread:
I didn't choose any on the list, but I do think that teachers in grade school/highschool especially should be held to some kind of morals clause -- and many of them are. Conviction of certain felonies would do it for me -- even if probation were allowed. Stalking, sex crimes. TRO's for cause. An affair with a student. Those kinds of things.I agree. It's about what happens AFTER they're hired I'm talking about.While I wouldn't make that particular report myself, I think it's dangerous to equate reporting criminal activity to being a tattle-tale. If there were young children in the house, however, I think I probably would.Disagree. Many school teachers don't like to live in the same town they teach in -- because their private lives are held to a higher standard. You can't just draw the line at "illegal," imo. If a teacher doesn't like being held to a higher standard, they should change professions. Teachers, by their very job description, should be examples. And good ones.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
•Violations of ethical standards
•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 LawIf he was getting his BJ on his front porch at high noon and people saw it, I'd certainly hope so. ;-)I don't hear any drums.I don't know that it makes a distinction between what someone does in the classroom or does out in the open a block away. The fact remains that it's a contract a teacher signs. If they don't like it, they don't have to sign it, and don't have to work there. Seems to me that's the long-and-short of it.