5.08.2006

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PADUCAH, Ky. — 'A teacher' in western Kentucky has been suspended and will not have her contract renewed after administrators found out she appeared in an adult movie more than a decade ago.


WEIGH IN!?! What do you think about the teacher being fired!?!

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10 comments:

BoBo Banjoey said...

Wow...judged on something done a decade ago. I'm sure they were anticipating the parental uproar but I'd would hate to think my current employment was going to be contigent upon my actions a decade ago. I say the Paducah School Board should grow some balls and stand by their teacher.

Joel
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sabatkes said...

Who still watches porn from that era? 1990's porn is the worst! How'd they know anyway? Ughhhh!!!!!

The Phoenix said...

Damn...talk about your past coming back to haunt you. I think that many parents would have called for her to resign anyway, so really it's a practical thing to do.

It's unfair, that's for sure.

Hale McKay said...

I feel the need to have Jeanne C. Riley's "Harper Valley PTA" re-released, especially in the Paducah School district. Something tells me this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black!
...Come on Teach, expose their dirty laundry.
...Unreal!

Jack K. said...

When small minds have nothing better do to they watch porn, not for the tittilation (pun intended), but for the dirt they can dig up. Pity.

Jolynn said...

To tell you the truth, I'm not sure where I stand on this one. It happened so long ago and it has nothing to do with whether this teacher teaches well or not. On the other hand, what if a student ever found it? Kind of weird. I'm leaning more on the side of her not being fired.

Eli Blake said...

Actually, I think she should sue their pants off.

Schools have become hypersensitive about this stuff because of the recent string of scandals involving teachers molesting their students, but this seems to be way over the line. There is absolutely no reason to suppose that this would cause her to be a child molester. Further, if she was an adult at the time, there is nothing she did that was illegal.

If they don't rescind their decision my advice would be for her to go find a good lawyer.

Eli Blake said...

Also:

Kentucky is not a state where unions traditionally are strong (other than the UMWA in the other end of the state).

This is a textbook example (pun intended here as well) of where a strong union is needed. If there was one, they would have to follow a procedure to fire her and something this stupid would not make it through the procedure.

puppytoes said...

i'm such a nerd! i forgot to come back here and leave my response yesterday! (yeesh!)

i think it's very sad that this teacher's been suspended, and it's tragic she'll be losing her job over an unfortunate choice a decade ago.

actually, i think eli blake makes excellent points... that woman should sue, but isn't it interesting that this has happened in a state where she won't have much support, much less hopes for success. that said, i also have to agree with phoenix, because i suspect the parents would have insisted on her resignation... which is a pity.

of course, the one thing i don't recall seeing in that article was whether or not she was a good and/or effective teacher. much easier to make a case for keeping her on staff if she was in a position to make a difference. if she is good, tho', i'm guessing she'll land a job somewhere else. most likely she'll make the talk show circuit, write a book, get a tv movie-of-the-week out of her story, and land somewhere on easy street--since, as we all know, that's the "american way"! right? : D

Karen said...

Good points all...

...oh, except puppytoes, you're not a nerd, far from it! {smile}