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What’s becoming of the world?
There’ve been a lot of stories in the news recently of teachers trying to seduce their students and truthfully, it’s sickening. It’s not just in the national media. There are at least three incidents that have cropped up in the last few months within area: The Oblong Band Director, the Coach at Robinson High School and now a teacher at Wood Memorial is on the hot seat for child seduction.
Some would say “Innocent until proven guilty” in this situation, but there wouldn’t be any suspicion if a teacher didn’t put themselves in that position. It’s gross, it’s abusive, it’s sad and worst of all it’s telling. All three of those localish situations involve male teachers and young girls. We live in a society that tells girls they have to be “sexy” for (insert whatever reason you want here.) Our culture is stealing youth from young girls and as a result, those amongst us with the least self-control are taking advantage.
On the flip side, I often wonder how many times a female teacher seduces a male student and it goes un-reported. I mean, how many guys out there didn’t have the token “Hot Teacher?” In the media it’s almost treated as a rite of passage for boys.
It’s all gross. It’s all wrong. If you’re a teacher, you’ve got a responsibility to distance yourself from any situation like that. It’s not uncommon for teachers to take a liking to students. They’re with them every day and many get to know them well. It’s not unreasonable to think that younger teachers who can relate well develop a strong friendship with their students. But that doesn’t mean it’s ok to have a sexual relationship with them.
What light bulb goes off in someone’s mind for them to think it is? It’s happening far too often and getting far too close to home for my liking.
There really isn’t a point to this blog entry other than to tell teachers to keep it in their pants (And thank you to those who do) and maybe to tell parents to teach their daughters they don’t have to be a sex object to get attention while teaching their sons how to respect women and not look at them as a playground. I wish someone had taught that to these teachers.
Jason Tiller is a news reporter for The Original Company. He’s a cowboy. On a steel horse he rides. He’s wanted: dead or alive.