Teacher and former student dating
That’s an abhorrent rate and a trend that deserves far more attention from school leaders and policy makers.
In Texas, home to the largest number of teacher sexual misconduct cases in the country, investigations into alleged inappropriate teacher-student relationships has grown 27 percent over the past three years, to 179.
More states and school districts need to take similar action.
While social media can be an important tool for learning, reasonable restrictions must be put in place to protect children.
Some states and school districts already have taken strong action in this area.
America is blessed with many great educators who work hard to teach children every day.
Within days, police said, the two were involved in a sexual relationship.
In Pennsylvania, a 33-year-old teacher approached a 17-year-old student at a school dance and began flirting with him, police said.
The married teacher then sent the student sexual text messages and photos, along with a video of herself performing lewd acts, according to news reports.
The relationship escalated, and the teacher pleaded guilty last month to institutional sexual assault.