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  • watching porn in his/her private time.

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  • swearing/being rude in his/her private time.

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  • smoking pot in his/her private time.

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  • having affairs in his/her private time.

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  • Who cares what teacher do in their private lives?

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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Would you report the teacher if he/she was doing ANYTHING illegal? Breaking traffic laws?
    Depends on the traffic law. If it's just a speeding misdemeanor than no. If they are driving drunk and I knew about it I would report anyone.
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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Provided that an employee's after-hours activities don't impact their ability to perform their job, it is no business of the employer or anyone else. If the teacher had a medical marijuana prescription in my state, none of the stated behavior would be grounds for termination.

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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    None of the things listed are any indication that this person would not be an excellent teacher. I don't care what they do in with their personal time as long as it doesn't affect their ability to do their job.
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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Which of these activities performed by a teacher when he/she isn't working would move you to contact the principal or school board and report the teacher for inappropriate behavior? Choose as many as you'd like.
    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.
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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    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.
    If a school would hire a person that had a sex crime the person making those decisions should be locked away for sheer stupidity.

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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    If a school would hire a person that had a sex crime the person making those decisions should be locked away for sheer stupidity.
    I agree. It's about what happens AFTER they're hired I'm talking about.
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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Which of these activities performed by a teacher when he/she isn't working would move you to contact the principal or school board and report the teacher for inappropriate behavior?

    Choose as many as you'd like.
    I wouldn't report any of these things to the boss. If a company wishes to impose a moral code then that is their business and they should be allowed to. However it is not my business as an employee what a fellow coworker does, I do not work for the company when I am off the clock.
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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    So long as the teacher wasn't doing anything illegal or doing anything that would directly interfere with their ability to teach, it's none of anyone's damn business what they do on their own time. However, when it comes to illegal things, like drugs, it doesn't matter if they're a teacher, anyone I found doing those things would get reported, not to the school, but to the proper legal authorities.
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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    If the teacher is doing any illegal drugs more serious than weed I'd report them. But if they are coming into work smelling or looking like they've been smoking weed, I'd report that as well.
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    Re: A Teacher's Private Life

    Only things I would report is drug use and any crime that is a felony. Otherwise what they do is up to them. My kids come before any teachers wants.
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