Students dating teachers as bragging rights
She said at the time that she was uncomfortable with the idea of criminalizing sexual acts between two consenting adults.
“I feel differently about seventeen-year-olds than I do about eighteen-year-olds,” Giddings said at the time.
Myers worked as a social studies teacher at the New School for Leadership and the Arts in the Bronx, US.
Posts on her social media showed her talking about students and partying.
is alleged to have struck up a relationship with the boy, who she was also seen giving a massage to by another teacher.
Authorities became aware of the alleged incident, which took place on November 1 last year, when a friend of the boy’s told school administrators.
(Alabama is head of the class for this dishonor on a per capita basis.) Drive West, helmed by Terry Abbott, a former Houston Independent School District press secretary and later U. Department of Education chief of staff, found that were 179 such Texas incidents last year, up 27 percent from three years before.
According to an admittedly unscientific survey by Houston PR firm Drive West Communications, Texas has the most incidents of illegal teacher-student sex of any state in the nation.
To better understand this potential for overreach, it’s good to consider a couple of hypotheticals.
Say an eighteen-year-old senior at Alamo Heights goes to South Padre for spring break and hooks up with a 23-year-old first grade teacher from another school in San Antonio’s huge school district.
And a good case can be made for certain aspects of the law’s existence via a scandal that broke last month in the Rio Grande Valley town of Donna—a district truant officer stands accused of exchanging absence slips for sex.
However, despite the good intentions of the bill’s authors, some lawyers say it is now one the toughest improper relationship laws in the nation.