Creston wrote on Jan 17, 2013, 10:47: Yeah, I can see both sides of the argument. While it sucks for this woman, and I don't think there should be a stigma attached to having been in porn, I can see a community not wanting to have to deal with that in its teachers.
I guess I am of the opinion that I don't want the states using a subjective moral compass to decide who is fit to be a teacher and who is not. If a private school wants to enforce those kinds of things I believe that is within their rights, but a public school? While I definitely see the argument that the teacher's ability to control the classroom is compromised the basis of hiring or firing a teacher based on a previous job that was not illegal is a line I am not sure I want anything having to do with the State or Federal government crossing.
Hypothetical: If a teacher who is a woman has a twin sister that does porn...can the teacher be fired? Theoretically her ability to control the classroom would be just as compromised right?
We already make it pretty hard for people with a criminal record to progress very far in communities because of the stigma attached to having been in prison or committing a crime. I am not saying that is necessarily unfair, I am just saying that if we start doing the same thing with a subjective moral compass enforced by that same court system...it is a slippery slope.