In the post Much more than a double standard, Part Deux, we detailed the rash of lesbian teachers engaging young girls in sexually exploitive relationships and the ridiculously light sentences they have received for the harmful impact they have had on their victims.
Not only are these women, in positions of authority, abusing the trust placed in them by the schools that hired them and parents who entrusted them with their children, but they have betrayed their youthful victims in myriad ways.
Today, we present yet another in the seemingly endless parade. Apache Junction High School girls basketball coach Raeanna L. Jewell, 25, has admitted to luring a minor girl into a relationship, sending her flowers, making 6,000 minutes of phone calls and sending nude photographs to the student.
The news report in the daily quotes Jewell as admitting to having assignations with the girl in the gymnasium’s restroom. “I did it all,” she says.
We are repeatedly told that teachers are underpaid and taxpayers need to “get more money into the classroom.” How about emulating the novel approach used in business, which is rewarding work product with higher salaries? Basing increases on test scores is an idea whose time has come. And rewarding criminal behavior with reduced sentences must come to an end.