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Posted on September 9, 2014 3:02 am
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Aslihan Unal
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After two convictions of driving while intoxicated
After two convictions of driving while intoxicated, a tenured elementary school teacher was dismissed on grounds of immorality. The teacher argued that the convictions did not relate to teacher effectiveness as her first grade students did not know of her arrests. Will her termination be upheld by the courts? Why or why not?
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 19, 2015 3:21 pm

yHeGyV
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I agree with the previous solution. As teachers we have the responsibility to be good role models for our students and to make moral decisions. The teacher did not make the right decision and her morality is questionable. In addition, she not only received a DUI once, but twice. This type of behavior is not acceptable. She put the lives of other drivers and herself in danger. I do think that the termination will be upheld.
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Solution 2
Posted February 17, 2015 8:37 pm

sezyQe
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Yes, her termination will be upheld by the courts. Teachers are expected to be role models, whether or not their students know what happens outside of school. Even if the students do not know, parents may know. Teachers are role models for families, as well.
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Posted October 16, 2015 3:28 pm

jyteXa
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Absolutely! The court will definitely not rule in her favor. I believe that everyone makes mistakes, however, we tend to learn from them. After the first DUI, she should have learned her lesson. When you enter the teaching profession, you know you have to hold yourself to a higher standard and serve as a role model for others. If she has ever even glanced at the Code of Ethics, she should know that this is a big "no, no!"
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Solution 4
Posted February 28, 2016 5:07 am

buteJy
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This is a sad situation in which this teacher cannot see the potentially catastrophic consequences of her actions. Her DUI convictions absolutely affect her morality, as well as her effectiveness as a teacher. She is putting the lives of others at risk and setting a negative example for her students. I believe her termination should be and will be upheld.
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Posted July 2, 2015 7:12 pm

uZynaG
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She has no right to argue her termination. Whether or not her students know it is public information and the parents know, which is worse.
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