The teacher was nude.......

That got your attention!
I read it, today, in the Manly Daily , at a friend’s place and followed it up on the net.
I read:

Teacher sacked for posing nude,
by Kelly Robinson
9 May 2008

A NORTHERN beaches primary school teacher has been sacked for appearing in a sealed nude photo shoot in Cleo magazine with her husband.

The Manly Daily is on-line and there is the opportunity to leave comments.

So, I wrote:

Ms Tziolas’ skills and standing as a teacher should be the only business of her supervisors and employer. She has not broken any laws. The magazine is not part of the school curriculum.
Where is the limit to what teachers can do in their personal lives?
Who is going to throw the first stone?
Is there an over-supply of good teachers?
I hope common sense is applied and the children’s education unaffected.
Posted: 6:32pm today

Just below me, someone else had written:

Just imagine if it was a male primary school teacher. Just imagine if he had a nude photograph taken of himself for publication. And just imagine if he wanted to get back into teaching because he liked teaching the kiddies. I wonder how much support he’d get.

Posted: 6:14pm today

What a co-incidence!!

I had only just retired, a year or two, when the opportunity came along to earn some money, sitting around for a day, with 22 other people, beside the latest VW.

And it so happened that I needed to be at the last school where I taught, to deliver some keys.
Colleagues had been highly amused to have spotted me (The man with the white hair) beside the v.w., in the Good Weekend, the magazine which came, as insert in one of the Sunday papers, published in New South Wales, as well as Victoria, the previous day.

The advertisement also appeared in the Qantas in-flight magazine and in the magazine: Men’s Health. Two-page spread, in the Sunday papers. Nice glossy full-page ads, in the magazines.

Afterwards we thought that perhaps we might not have been paid enough for sitting there all day, listening to the rain pelting down on the roof of the studio which was in an industrial area, in a far-western suburb of Sydney.

Would it have affected the way my pupils would have learnt mathematics, or reading, spelling or social studies, if I’d been in the ad while still at the school?

I doubt it.
There is a difference. The Sunday papers, or Qantas magazines might be read by children, looking for the comics.
To see the sealed section of the Cleo magazine in which Ms Tziolas appeared, parents (or someone) would have to make that available to the children.
(O.K..What’s the chance of finding it among the thrown-out papers?)
Luckily, so far the majority of the reactions highlight the over-reaction and the sad result for the pupils of Ms Tziolas.

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