Thursday, October 30, 2008

Teachers no longer role models--but stupid predators

A former male Chicago Public School elementary teacher is being held on $400,000 bond Thursday after being charged with possession and dissemination of child pornography;

A female Chicago high school teacher is charged with sexual assault and abuse for alleged sexual encounters with three students of the South Side charter school where she worked.
One of the boys was 15, and the other two were 16.

Since when is it acceptable for people who are entrusted to teach our kids, to also decide to have sex with them? These are supposedly educated, intelligent people. How utterly stupid of both of them.

A Homosexual H.S. in Chicago?

Recently I read the following blurb in a Chicago newspaper:
"On October 22, 2008, the Chicago Board of Education considered a controversial proposal that has been approved by Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan to “create a new high school campus to address the needs of the underserved population of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth and their allies.”
All public schools receive state funds, so it is not just Chicagoans who will be subsidizing the Social Justice High School-Pride Campus. If the Chicago Board of Education votes in favor of this school, all Illinois taxpayers are going to be forced to support a school whose curricula and policies subvert a proper and traditional understanding of sexuality."

What are the implications and significance of this decision? Is this the best that educated professionals could come up with to help teens cope with confusion about sexual identity?
Why do we keep these folks in leadership?