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A teacher, Stacie Halas, has been let go from her job in California because of her porn past. This has been an ongoing story for the past year.
“An eighth-grade teacher in Oxnard who appeared in adult films for the money before she became a teacher was deemed unfit to teach, a three-member panel of California state administrative judges has ruled,” reported NBC News.
In this day of the Internet how do say our past is past when our “past” can still be purchased on the web? Is it fair to judge people for what they did in the past when what they want to do in the present is teach?
I guess it’s not about fair, but about what people perceive about our pasts.
Being a porn actress is not illegal, so why should it take away the opportunity to do good in the present?
I obviously can see how it could be distracting for students to know they can see photos of their teacher naked, but these are middle-school students. They shouldn't be surfing the web for porn at this age.
And if they do happen to see their teacher naked, so what? If Ms. Halas is willing to deal with this added burden as she teaches, why should it be a matter to fire her for?
If it’s true that she lied about her past, I can’t say that I blame her. She was probably just trying to avoid this situation.
For all I know, I may not have received certain teaching jobs because of my past and my vocal-ness of discussing it.
Do you think ex-porn actors and models should be allowed to teach?