The archetype of the wholesome young teacher dominated the American consciousness for decades.Dating a girl who was a teacher used to be a good bet for a man.According to an admittedly unscientific survey by Houston PR firm Drive West Communications, Texas has the most incidents of illegal teacher-student sex of any state in the nation.(Alabama is head of the class for this dishonor on a per capita basis.) Drive West, helmed by Terry Abbott, a former Houston Independent School District press secretary and later U. Department of Education chief of staff, found that were 179 such Texas incidents last year, up 27 percent from three years before.
Another girl--who isn't smart enough to question his behavior like you are doing--might get involved with him and potentially become really messed up by it.“I feel differently about seventeen-year-olds than I do about eighteen-year-olds,” Giddings said at the time.“I don’t necessarily believe the penalty for the two should necessarily be the same.” Her fellow legislators disagreed.Doubtfire, I’d stay after school for some extra tutoring too.There was a time when being a teacher was considered an ideal profession for a woman who wanted to marry and have children.Teachers got the summers off so that a woman who was a teacher could still take care of her children when they were out of school.Teaching was also an alternative to the cutthroat corporate world where a woman could have a meaningful job but still remain feminine.Remember the good ole days when teachers would teach, students would “take notes” and then everyone would go home at the end of the day in preparation for the next day, while counting down to the weekend? Now I don’t know what school was like for all of you, but when I was in school, teachers sleeping with students was taboo and unheard of.With the exception of a few cases that grew to be nationwide scandals, educators knew better than to violate the sacred teacher/student relationship.Since that statute was enacted in 2003, it has been a second-degree felony for any employee of any given school district to have sex with any student in that district, regardless of that student’s age.The exceptions are if the student and district employee are married before the sex begins, or if the couple has a pre-existing sexual relationship when the employee was hired by the school district and the younger of the two is seventeen or older.Beyond that, some schools have specific rules about what to do if a student and a professor want to pursue a romantic relationship.If that's the case at your institution, know that the answer to your dating question lies in the faculty and/or student handbook.And also, whether you realize it or not, he's really taking advantage of his position and messing with your sense of what's appropriate or not for the future.