…another reason to homeschool!
I joined the homeschooling bandwagon a lot earlier than many. I wasn’t a true pioneer like my cousin Lois was, but she inspired me to homeschool Enric soon after.
The reasons to do so were many. Too many to list here, but as the years pass, I feel more vallidated in my decision. Like recent headlines about way too many sex scandals involving teachers and their students.
I remember in my junior high school there were whispers of one English teacher and another young girl. If that was later proved to be true, I never learned about it.
Some years later, however, there arose yet another scandal in my old high school, and incidently right across the street where I was living at the time. Living there became a nightmare as all the news channels camped out in front of our homes and near the school in hopes to get the students to say something on their news. This scandal went all the way to Donahue, and several of the local kids appeared on his show. This was a hot topic apparently.
These news stories go more than to just inappropriate touching, or a one time mistake, these teachers are having long time relationships with the students. Today on the news they said that this kind of scandal is starting to get worse than those of the clergy in the Catholic church. Whoa! Not to mention, that many instances go grossly unreported, and more than one news story felt that boys would be less likely to report to an authority having sex with a female teacher.
A few case studies:
In 2002, a California high school teacher ran off to Las Vegas with one of her 15-year-old students;
The same year, a Louisiana teacher was accused of having an affair with a 14-year-old student;
In the Bronx, one teacher was charged with the statutory rape of a 16-year-old former student;
In March, a 20-year-old Anderson, Ind. choir aide was charged with allegedly raping a 16-year-old female student—the two had a consensual relationship for three months before the girl asked to break it off;
A week earlier, an Indianapolis Public Schools substitute was caught having sex with a 15-year-old student in a vacant classroom;
A Washington state teacher was convicted of 10 counts of sexually exploiting minors by persuading them to pose nude for him—he then uploaded some of the images to a Web site;
Also in Washington, state officials say 159 coaches of girls sports have been fired or reprimanded over the last decade for sexual misconduct;
An investigation found more than 60 instances in the last four years of Texas high school and middle school coaches losing jobs as a result of allegations of sexual misconduct.
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I’d say there was more than enough here to really warrant ACTION. Admittedly, some are being prosecuted. Sadly, government will likely throw money at it, tax us so they can “study” it.