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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    Don't you think more effort should be put into dealing with these 'lads' that corrupt young children rather than cracking down on teachers on holiday?
    A teacher commands a rolemodel position in a way that a 12 year old does not

    A teacher is employed to serve as a rolemodel

    Sharing porn videos and actually being the subject of them are on different levels of seriousness

    It is nigh on impossible to police young boys on the internet without supervision than it is to set precedents for how teachers should behave on pain of unemployment and disgrace

    No it's not my only objection.
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    nulli tertius I wonder what your thoughts are
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    How the hell was she recognised?
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    Having fun is just so unprofessional. Imagine if one of her students saw it and realized that teachers are real people!!!! Think of the children!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    She's a primary school teacher ffs.
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    (Original post by littlenorthernlass)
    She's a primary school teacher ffs.
    So?
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    Not sure how I feel about this... probably shouldn't have been fired though.
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    (Original post by a noble chance)
    nulli tertius I wonder what your thoughts are
    In this country, the teaching unions rather obsesses about disciplinary action against teachers for off-duty behaviour

    https://www.tes.com/article.aspx?storycode=6008749

    https://newteachers.tes.co.uk/news/h...ehaviour/45710

    but the number of cases coming before the regulators are very small and seem generally to involve teachers whose off-duty lifestyle is making a statement about their values rather than isolated incidents.

    http://www.theguardian.com/education...k-pornographic

    In the Mexican case the woman was participating in a competition; she was interviewed by the local news media and the video went viral, all before her profession was known. I think that shows the extent to which her behaviour was seen as odd.

    I think the reality is that there is a standard of off-duty behaviour that is legal but unacceptable. I think we are probably drawing it in the right place. The Mexican example was close to the line, as the level of her support indicates. There are American examples where where teachers have been sacked essentially in response to the complaint of the most prudish parent, and it is important not to end up there.
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    Imagine the disapointment of the dads
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    In this country, the teaching unions rather obsesses about disciplinary action against teachers for off-duty behaviour

    https://www.tes.com/article.aspx?storycode=6008749

    https://newteachers.tes.co.uk/news/h...ehaviour/45710

    but the number of cases coming before the regulators are very small and seem generally to involve teachers whose off-duty lifestyle is making a statement about their values rather than isolated incidents.

    http://www.theguardian.com/education...k-pornographic

    In the Mexican case the woman was participating in a competition; she was interviewed by the local news media and the video went viral, all before her profession was known. I think that shows the extent to which her behaviour was seen as odd.

    I think the reality is that there is a standard of off-duty behaviour that is legal but unacceptable. I think we are probably drawing it in the right place. The Mexican example was close to the line, as the level of her support indicates. There are American examples where where teachers have been sacked essentially in response to the complaint of the most prudish parent, and it is important not to end up there.
    Do you think private schools care less about this sort of stuff. I think they'd be laughing at this video at mine and would do nothing and I can't work out why because most of the parents pay so much.

    Also what about politicians. A teacher would never be fired for having an affair. Is there anything in it beyond becoming an embarrassment in the press or do you think there are good grounds for treating them differently
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    A harmless thing which she did in her spare time while on holiday does not in any way affect her ability to teach, and I find it disgusting that people are actually defending the school here. Being in a profession such as teaching shouldn't mean you're not allowed to have harmless fun in your own time.
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    It's the behaviour of a stripper not a teacher. Teachers have an example to set students.

    Acting like this and having sex with male students is all too common with female teachers today.

    I take it the thread starter is a feminist. Don't treat women like sex objects! supports teachers twerking...
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    (Original post by KingBradly)
    It's absolutely ridiculous that she was fired and a sad sign that puritanism is still live and well in our culture.
    She's Mexican.
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    (Original post by a noble chance)
    Do you think private schools care less about this sort of stuff. I think they'd be laughing at this video at mine and would do nothing and I can't work out why because most of the parents pay so much.
    She taught at a Mexican private school.

    Also what about politicians. A teacher would never be fired for having an affair. Is there anything in it beyond becoming an embarrassment in the press or do you think there are good grounds for treating them differently
    There have certainly been cases where affairs between colleagues have led to suspensions. It tens to end up with one or both resigning.
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    Should not have been fired imo
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    She taught at a Mexican private school.
    I feel here it would be different. Was this Mexican school of a Catholic bent, for example.

    There have certainly been cases where affairs between colleagues have led to suspensions. It tens to end up with one or both resigning.
    This happened at my first school but only because students overheard them (skiing trip) I can't see it happening otherwise unless it's published or happens on school grounds
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    (Original post by RF_PineMarten)
    A harmless thing which she did in her spare time while on holiday does not in any way affect her ability to teach, and I find it disgusting that people are actually defending the school here. Being in a profession such as teaching shouldn't mean you're not allowed to have harmless fun in your own time.
    She is not hired exclusively for her ability to teach

    She is also hired as a rolemodel. Stripping half naked and performing a semi pornographic dance which is then beamed around the world is not the sort of behaviour impressionable children should be tolerated to witness in their teachers any more than their parents

    This sort of incident will also affect the learning of her pupils
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    (Original post by a noble chance)
    I feel here it would be different. Was this Mexican school of a Catholic bent, for example.
    I suspect all schools in Mexico are Catholic to a lesser or greater degree.
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    (Original post by a noble chance)
    She is not hired exclusively for her ability to teach

    She is also hired as a rolemodel. Stripping half naked and performing a semi pornographic dance which is then beamed around the world is not the sort of behaviour impressionable children should be tolerated to witness in their teachers any more than their parents

    This sort of incident will also affect the learning of her pupils
    That's the late 21st century twist... once upon a time a teacher could have let his or her hair down for 10 minutes on holiday in the expectation that they weren't going to be videoed on a smartphone and that in any case there wasn't any way to distribute the videos widely.

    I don't think it's particularly important to know whether or not a teacher twerks when they're on their holidays. I suspect for example that the UK tabloids would have been on thin ice trying to think up a robust public interest for publishing a similar story, but the tech has taken it out of control. Most people I suspect have done things they wouldn't want their boss to know about - I reckon it's still early days for the career blighting power of phone cams and social media.
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    I've seen better twerking at a gay men's bar.
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    Don't think she should have been fired.

    I think that most workers should have a certain expectation of a private sphere that is separate from a private sphere. To say otherwise is to suggest that human beings are workers 100% and denies the truth that work is just one part of our lives: we are not workers but people who work.
    I don't think her actions speak to her ability to teach or manage a classroom.
    I don't think that expressing your sexuality makes you, prima facie, a poor role model.
 
 
 
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