I've been in school for 16 years now.
That's a long time and a lot of teachers to get to know.
Having gotten to know so many teachers, it has always been a great concern of mine that schools are so heavily involved in shaping students' morality--because, quite frankly, it's none of their damn business.
Just recently at Middle Creek High School
in Apex the school administration has overstepped its authority, by suspending a boy
whose girlfriend's mother found them having sex at her home during school hours.
The couple had the free time due to a cancelled program and had permission to leave campus--but school rules are said to apply even while at a private home?
The boy, Ryan, was suspended for 10 days--school officials refuse to say whether the girl was punished--though she was clearly equally responsible.
Ryan's parents are suing the Wake County Board of Education
, and rightly so.
First off, the girlfriend's mother should have taken care of the problem herself. If she can't take care of her own daughter, maybe social services can find someone more able.
Then again the school was greatly overstepping its bounds in attempting to enforce the morals that the parents neglected.
I don't want teachers telling me what's right and wrong unless its a math problem. And even then if I want to do math wrong on my own time then that's my business.