Teachers oppose shrinking the pool of potential victims

Yesterday at a hearing for a bill (HB 5817) that would make sex between school employees and students a crime—even after they’ve turned 16, the legal age of consent in Rhode Island—both teachers’ unions made their objections known. NEA RI didn’t have anyone testify but Pat Crowley did sign in to the hearing and note his opposition to the bill. I suspect the NEA also submitted written testimony. James Parisi of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) did testify—in fact, we sat beside one another, each offering our very different opinions on the bill.

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8 Responses to Teachers oppose shrinking the pool of potential victims

  1. grayjohn says:

    Any teacher or administrator who supports this needs to be removed from the education system and never allowed near it again. They should also be investigated for child abuse.

  2. Exile1981 says:

    Teachers unions are criminal enterprises.There are some nice teachers in spite of the unions.

  3. ChuckN says:

    And here I am thinking it’s a bit unprofessional to even date a coworker.

  4. Nemo says:

    Doesn’t it figure that the UFT would oppose a proposed law making it a crime to have sex with a student. The union for legalized baby sitters strikes again.

    What was it a person once said? Those that can do, those that can’t teach.

  5. Bert says:

    NEA is big contributor to politicians like Joe Biden.

  6. KM says:

    both teachers’ unions made their objections known

    Did it sound like –
    “Whatayamean we can’t fuck the kids! How are we supposed to get through our day?”

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