Teachers can play so long as the kids are at bay?
Well, that’s what the judges said this Thursday, declaring that teachers shouldn’t be fired for having sex with one another in classrooms.
Back in November 2009, Cindy Mauro and Alini Brito were fired for being caught red handed in a classroom at James Madison High School, New York by the janitor. Now, the once ousted teachers are both entitled to get their jobs back.
The rationale behind the ruling is that the two began romancing each other at the school after hours to attend a musical competition, “although [they] were not required to do so.”
Unfortunately, however, the musical was not what they had imagined. The teachers snuck away from the festivities to a third-floor classroom, where the “partially undressed” love birds decided to take matters into their own hands, literally, and entertain themselves.
They were fired, shortly after. But in 2012, a lower court judge ruled the women were due a second administrative hearing.
Many teachers at the school have understandably expressed their concern and rage over the decision. Whether it was during school hours or not is of little consequence to the ethics of the issue.
After all, allowing for sexual activities in the classroom strips it of its sanctity. The classroom is where knowledge is imparted to young minds.
What do you think? Should teachers be allowed to engage in what is deemed inappropriate activities in the classroom?