Assigned to her class

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If your child was placed in her class

  1. I have absoutely no problem with her as the teacher

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    12.5%
  2. It would be okay, and I would use this to teach my children

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. I would be relucant, but I would monitor her lessons very closely

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    25.0%
  4. Not sure

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I would ask to have my child put into another class

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. If required to stay in her class, I would pull my child out

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Even if my child was not in her class, I would pull my child out of the school

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  8. It depends on the age of my child

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  9. Other answer

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Salty

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    In my thread about firing the teacher who conceived before marriage, it was brought up that the school may be required to re-hire her because they gave out personal info.

    So, supposed that did happened, and your child was assigned to her class, what would you do?

    BTW, you may make multiple choice in the poll
     
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  2. menageriekeeper

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    BTDT. Only my experience was with a public school. I learned a lot from the experience.

    In my case the teacher carried on an affair with the married father of one of her students in full view of parents and students alike. Even though my own child was in a whole 'nother classroom, she still got an eyeful and we had several discussions about what was going on.

    When my next child reached the possibility of her classroom, I refused and since I'd earned my brownie points he was put into a different class. That turned out to be a good decision for reasons that have nothing to do with the OP. I had refused because I simply didn't want to have to deal with the types of discussions I'd had to with my first. Even though this is a small town and I was going to hear all about whatever was going on, I didn't want to hear it again from my third grader's lips! People need to keep their private lives private!

    However, life has a certain way of swinging around and smacking one in the backside and that was certainly true for this teacher. The man she had lured away from his wife and son was in turn lured away from her and her baby son. She grew up fast.

    So when my youngest reached the grade she taught and I was asked if I had a preference, I said no, even though I knew from the way I was being asked that my child would be put in her classroom. Why the change? Because teacher showed a change in attitude. She was no longer the arrogant prima donna with a sense of entitlement that she had been 6 years before. Her attitude had was completely different. We had a very good year that year.

    Sometimes people need a second chance. If I had remained judgemental about a previous sin, what good would it have done? She had already suffered the consequences of her actions. I would have lost any witness for Christ I might have had if I had continued to refuse any contact.

    In the case of the OP, her attitude would be what would be the biggest factor in my decision, along with the age/maturity of my child.
     
  3. abcgrad94

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    If the teacher truly repented for her sin and was my child's teacher, I would be ok with it, so long as she tried to be a Christ-like role model for the kids afterward.

    If she was not repentant and boastful about it, I would have a serious talk with the principal. If he removed her, I'd leave my child in the school. If not, my child would not be attending that school.

    I'm not so concerned that someone made a mistake. I'm more concerned that it is handled in a godly manner by the teacher and those in authority.
     
  4. FriendofSpurgeon

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    My guess is that my elementary school kids would not have noticed the difference in the dates of the teacher's wedding, the baby's birthdate, and nine month gestational period. (If your kids could figure that out, they are far ahead of where mine were at that age.) Instead, they would simply know that their teacher is getting married and later had a baby. Why would they need to know anything else?? Anything else they would hear would be pure gossip -- mmm... isn't that a sin??

    For my high school kids, what a teaching opportunity of sin, grace, forgiveness, mercy, redemption and love. It's the story of life. It's the story of the Gospel.

    Wow --- did that school ever miss an opportunity to show grace to one of its teachers? Upon reflection, it makes me wonder how "Christian" that school really is.
     
  5. jaigner

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    Fantastic point. It's a real shame. She's embarrassed and punished and treated without dignity, while the air is rife with gossip.
     

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