Nothing wrong with these teachers a good raise in salary couldn’t fix

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.

7 Responses to Nothing wrong with these teachers a good raise in salary couldn’t fix

  1. DGN says:

    I agree that criminal behavior on the part of teachers needs to be punished harshly and often such punishments are a joke. But it is a non-sequiter to tie this subject with teacher pay. You are tarring a profession (I’m not a teacher, by the way) due to the actions of a small percentage of sickos. And while it may make some sense to tie teacher pay to test scores, until teachers have the authority to penalize parents who allow their children to blow off homework, attend school sporadically, and create discipline problems in the classroom, such ideas have little merit.

  2. Doug Johnson says:

    It makes sense to me. Everything and anything that is wrong on the education front can be corrected with a hefty infusion of cash. I think that’s the point being made here, albeit facetiously.

  3. Army of One says:

    These are just people who fly a rainbow flag and have an “alternative lifestyle.” Who wouldn’t want their children exposed to such enlightened choices?

  4. RA says:

    This kind of incident has been increasing of late in Arizona. I think there must be something systemic in this. We need to start scrutinizing the institutions that are supposedly preparing these people. What exactly in their preparation makes them believe that this kind of behavior is acceptable?

    On DGN’s notion of giving teachers “the authority to penalize parents who allow their children to blow off homework, attend school sporadically, and create discipline problems in the classroom” – don’t you think this would create a great big social justice parade and lawyers’ paradise without actually addressing the underlying problems? If a student commits these infractions, punish the student.

  5. Steve says:

    RA, That’s too simple a solution for a complex thinker such as DGN.

  6. Sally Forth says:

    One of the origins of these problems could be the women’s studies programs which encourage sexual experimentation. These courses are prevalent on campuses nationwide.

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